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Benton police searching for registered sex offender

Benton police searching for registered sex offender

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Police are asking for help in finding a registered sex offender for registration violations and theft charges.

Bobby Poe, 45, has an active warrant for Failure to Comply with Registration and Reporting Requirements and Theft of Property, according to officials. 

Poe was residing in a motor home at the I-30 Travel Park, when he left the area without reporting a change in address. It is believed, Poe stole the motorhome and is currently residing in Texas. The stolen motorhome was located by the Dallas Police Department. 

This is an on-going investigation. 

Anyone with information about this crime or Poe’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.  

Malvern shooting leaves 1 man dead, 1 woman injured

Malvern shooting leaves 1 man dead, 1 woman injured

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) – Malvern police are investigating a shooting that reportedly left one man dead and a woman injured.

J.D. Bailey with the Malvern Police Department said in a press release that officers responded to a home on Locust Street on Monday evening in reference to a 911 call about shots being fired.

When they arrived, officers are said to have found a man, Jason Stovall, dead and a woman who had been shot. According to Bailey, the woman's injury is critical but non-life threatening.

AAA: NLR to forfeit 2013-14 varsity football, basketball wins

AAA: NLR to forfeit 2013-14 varsity football, basketball wins

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - At least 34 victories and a state title, have been forfeited by the North Little Rock School District.

THV11 has received word from the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) that North Little Rock High School will forfeit all of its varsity football wins and varsity boys' basketball wins from the 2013 and 2014 school year.

Officials with AAA released this statement:

A suspect for multiple Benton burglaries arrested and charged

A suspect for multiple Benton burglaries arrested and charged

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - A suspect is charged in connection with numerous property crimes in the Benton community. 

Taylor Peden, 22, was arrested and charged on Tuesday for his involvement with two commercial burglaries and a residential burglary. He committed a burglary at the Royal Theatre in downtown Benton and Fitness Unlimited on Highway 39 North. The residential crime was done at a home off Sunset Drive.

Police also found that Peden was connected to other property crimes that have occurred within the last two months. 

Peden was already incarcerated in the Saline County Detention Facility on other charges whenever detectives charged him.

He is charged with two counts of Commercial Burglary, Residential Burglary, two counts of Breaking and Entering, Theft of Property, two counts of Criminal Mischief and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. 

Woman arrested for shoplifting and drug related charges

Woman arrested for shoplifting and drug related charges

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - One Benton woman, previously a suspect for shoplifting, was charged with two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Benton Police responded to a call from the Walgreens off Military Road Thursday, stating that a theft was in progress. The store clerk identified the person responsible as Kristen Morris, 34.

Once Morris was taken into custody, police discovered two pipes in her possession containing what looked like methamphetamine and marijuana residue.

Morris is being held at the Saline County Jail and was also charged with Shoplifting.  

Three suspects arrested for felony property theft crimes

Three suspects arrested for felony property theft crimes

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department responded to a break-in alarm at the Tractor Supply off Interstate 30 early Sunday morning. 

When police arrived to the scene, they found that a cable had been cut on some of the merchandise located outside of the store and a log splitter had been stolen. 

The suspects Autumn Page, 26, William Rogers, 55, of North Little Rock and Johnnie Wigley, 33, of England were arrested after Bryant Police conducted a traffic stop. 

They were charged with Breaking and Entering, Theft of Property, Possession of an Instrument of Crime, Use of Another Person's Property to Facilitate a Crime, and Criminal Mischief. Police are still investigating the incident, and more charges could follow. 

The Benton Police Department asks that if anyone has information about this crime to call (501) - 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS. 

Benton Police launch 'On Your Tail'

Benton Police launch 'On Your Tail'

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is hosting the 'On Your Tail' crime reduction initiative for the month of January. 

The program was created by the police in response to a recent rise in property crimes they've been seeing within the city of Benton.

As part of the initiative, Benton Police plan to utilize not only their uniformed patrol officers, but also the plain clothed officers to stay on the criminals' 'tail.' Officers will also be enhancing their patrols within areas that have had increased reports of crime.