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Traffic stop leads to meth delivery arrest

Traffic stop leads to meth delivery arrest

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - A simple traffic stop lead to a methamphetamine delivery bust in Benton, Ark. Wednesday. 

A Benton police officer made the stop after observing a car make a U-turn in the middle of an intersection at Valley View Drive and Carpenter Street around 12:50 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The driver, Jeffery Kilpatrick, 45, of Little Rock also failed to use proper signals during the U-turn. 

During questioning of the driver, the officer discovered a plastic baggie containing 14.9 grams of what appeared to be Methamphetamine. After further investigation, police discovered an additional 2.4 grams of the crystal-like substance and a small amount of Marijuana. 

Kilpatrick was booked into the Saline County Detention Facility for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver and Possession of Marijuana. 

This is an on-going investigation and additional charges could be possible, according to officials. 

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Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Believe it or not, Mother's Day is right around the corner, and for some, it will the first of many. That means new tips and gadgets.

Ginger Daril with Verizon stopped by THV11 This Morning to share some high tech ways to help moms take care of their little ones.

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Police: Man shoots at brother during argument

Police: Man shoots at brother during argument

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – Benton police said a man shot at his brother during an argument and is now in custody.

According to Lt. Kevin Russell, the shooting happened around 9:47 p.m. April 15 on the 800 block of South Main Street. Thomas Garrett, 35, of Benton, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a household family member, public intoxication, and discharging a firearm inside city limits.

While witnesses did say the victim was injured, he was found with no apparent injuries. He has been charged with public intoxication.

Benton 'wreath bandit' caught on camera


BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Benton police say a thief or thieves are targeting a neighborhood in town, but what they're after has many people scratching their heads.

Decorative wreaths may seem like an odd thing to steal, but Benton police say it's happened in one neighborhood multiple times in the last couple of weeks and one of those times was captured on camera.

In nearly 16 years on the force, Lt. Kevin Russell thought he'd seen it all, until now.

"You can see they are looking up and around, and they almost look right at the camera!" said Russell, describing the footage.

Armed with surveillance footage, Benton police are hoping to catch the thieves targeting the Legacy neighborhood, stealing decorative wreaths right from people's front doors.

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Benton bans feeding stray animals on public property


BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton City Council approved an ordinance on Monday that forbids the practice of feeding stray dogs and stray cats on public property and on the real property of other individuals without consent.

The City Council of the City of Benton introduced this ordinance after there were raised concerns towards the publics' health and safety when dealing with stray animals.

The City of Benton property covered under this ordinance include city parks, streets, alleyways, public utility easements, drainage easements, city sidewalks, fire stations, police stations, vacant lots and city hall.

Any dog or cat that is within city limits that is not properly confined or restrained by a property owner and does not have a city issued license will be considered as a stray.

Hit-and-run captured by surveillance camera

This footage was obtained by a nearby surveillance camera showing a truck hitting a parked vehicle which in turn hit the vehicle parked in front of it.

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – The Benton Police Department is looking for more information regarding a hit-and-run accident.

According to the police department, a Dodge Ram truck struck a vehicle, pushed it into another vehicle in front of it, and fled. The incident happened on Saline Circle.

Benton bringing in big retailers


BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – The city of Benton has watched communities all around it grow, and now, is finally starting to get a piece of the pie.

Major developers are eyeing Benton as a possible target for expansion, and city leaders are doing everything they can to make sure people are spending their money in Benton.

This is just one area of Benton that is seeing a construction and investment boom. Major retailers like Academy Sports and Kroger are already set to go in at Hurricane Creek Village.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg, the city is going full speed ahead on a handful of projects to attract businesses and people.

Benton Mayor David Mattingly is proud of all that's been accomplished under his administration and he's even more excited about what's to come.