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The Town of Bennett is a Statutory Town in Adams and Arapahoe counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. The town population was 2,308 at the 2010 United States Census. Bennett is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Bennett was incorporated on January 22, 1930, and was named for Hiram Pitt Bennet, congressional delegate from the Territory of Colorado and Colorado Secretary of State.
Edward Davidson, known also as the "Colorado Spam King", operated an illegal spamming company, Power promotions, from July 2002 through April 2007 from a home near Bennett where he had a large network of computers and servers, according to federal authorities. The spam contained false header information, concealing the actual sender from the recipient of the e-mail. Davidson provided spammed messages for about 19 different companies, prosecutors said. Some of the e-mailed pitches were used to dupe stock investors and manipulate the market, federal authorities said. Davidson was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $714,139 to the Internal Revenue Service.
On July 20, 2008, he escaped from a minimum-security prison. Four days later, he was found dead with his wife and a child, both also dead, in an apparent murder-suicide near Bennett.
Until 1878, the town was known as Kiowa Crossing. In May 21 of that year, a heavy rainstorm washed out the railroad bridge to the east of town.