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August 7th, 2014

Suspect allegedly raped, drugged juvenile; charge is man's second since November

August 7, 2014

The Benton Police Department has arrested a man for a second time in connection with allegedly drugging and raping a juvenile.

The male juvenile victim in the case provided information about a suspect, identified as James Gilliam, 32.
Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson, said Gilliam contacted the victim online.

Smiley walks on at UALR

August 7, 2014

BENTON – Former Benton Panthers pitcher Zack Smiley will be staying close to home when he continues his education past the high school level. On Tuesday, Smiley signed his intent to walk on with the University of Arkansas Little Rock Trojans at Benton Arena.

“I figured it was the best opportunity to play,” Smiley started. “It’s a good school to get my education and it’s a great program for my future.”

Smiley’s father, Dan, said Zack is following his dream.

 

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