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Benton PD searching for driver behind hit-and-run near Junior High School

Benton PD searching for driver behind hit-and-run near Junior High School

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is searching for the driver that hit a 13-year-old on a skateboard Tuesday morning. 

At around 7:26 a.m., officers responded to a hit-and-run accident near the Benton Junior High School. When they arrived on the scene, police made contact with the 13-year-old victim who claimed he was skateboarding near the intersection of Border and North Street when he collided with a truck.  The victim told police that he was unable to stop as he and a truck approached the intersection. The teen reportedly hit the front driver's side of the vehicle, causing him to roll over the hood and land on the pavement. 

The vehicle is described as being a small dark colored truck with red wheel rims and a rusted, roughed up truck bed. 

The victim was transported to an area hospital for minor injuries to his knees, elbows, and head.   

Juvenile suspect arrested again for recent property crimes

Juvenile suspect arrested again for recent property crimes

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - A juvenile was taken into Benton police custody Tuesday night in relation to numerous property crimes. 

The 16-year-old suspect was also arrested on September 11 for property crimes in the area. After further investigation, police found that the suspect was linked to incidents that had taken place in the Longhills Village and Hurricane Lake Estates neighborhoods. This involved vehicles being broken into and some of them stolen. 

The juvenile was charged with two counts of Theft of a Motor Vehicle, five counts of Criminal Attempt to Commit Breaking or Entering, 1st Degree Criminal Mischief, two counts of Breaking or Entering, Fleeing and Criminal Trespassing. These charges are in addition to the original charges filed earlier and more charges are possible as the investigation continues. 

 

Benton police searching for suspect after assault on officer

Benton police searching for suspect after assault on officer

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) – Benton police is searching for a suspect on assault of an officer and other felony charges after an incident on Sunday night.

According to the Benton Police Department, at approximately 9 p.m. on Sept. 22, an officer was at an address on Hester St. investigating a stolen truck and a wanted suspect that was possibly at the location.

Upon approaching the residence, the officer reportedly noticed a truck suddenly backing up quickly toward him.

2 arrested after allegedly burglarizing home with dead occupant inside

2 arrested after allegedly burglarizing home with dead occupant inside

ALEXANDER, Ark. (KTHV) - Two people arrested after police said they burglarized a home with a deceased occupant inside.

Lt. Jeff Silk with the Saline County Sheriff's Office said 45-year-old Christopher Price and 37-year-old Spring Ebbert were caught by neighbors entering the back of a home on the 6000 block of Sharon Circle through a rear window and leaving the front of the home with boxes in their hands.

17-year-old facing capital murder charges

17-year-old facing capital murder charges

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - The murder of Jason "Snowman" Stovall led investigators to a 17-year-old boy who is now facing Capital Murder and Criminal Attempt Capital Murder charges. 

According to the Malvern Police Department, the teen was arrested May 26 and charged with capital murder and criminal attempt capital murder. He is currently being held in lieu of $100,000 cash or professional bond.

Police said the teen had apparently also been arrested in March and charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution.

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

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

 

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.