August 27th, 2014
Benton Police Department
â€¢A man on Hickory Ridge reported his credit cards were stolen from his residence.
â€¢An employee at Dollar General on Benton Parkway reported a woman stole a package of cigarettes.
â€¢A man on Cherry Lane reported another person head-butted him.
â€¢A woman on Hobbs Drive reported her wallet was stolen from her vehicle.
â€¢Bailey Christopher Parker, 18, of Benton received a citation on Chris Drive for criminal mischief.
James Benjamin Ezell Jr., 86, of Benton, died Aug. 22, 2014. He was born June 9, 1928, in Gorgas, Ala., to James Benjamin Ezell and Lucille Hurn Ezell.
He graduated from the University of North Alabama in Florence, Ala., in 1951 with a degree in chemistry, biology, and psychology, and worked for Reynolds Metals in Sheffield, Ala., for two years before serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.