Paul Daugherty, 26, of Benton was arrested Tuesday for allegedly killing a dog earlier this year.
On May 31, Benton police officers received a report about a possible animal abuse incident at Lyle Park.
During the investigation, officers found evidence that Daugherty allegedly killed his dog in January.
"According to an opinion from a veterinarian, it appeared the dog suffered blunt force trauma consistent with being bludgeoned to death," said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.
Coordinators are finalizing preparations for Saturday's barbecue benefit for Dexter McDade of Tull.
Dexter was born in June 2012 with a serious condition that led to the removal of both kidneys and has been on continual dialysis. The 2-year-old currently is awaiting transplant surgery.
Dexter is the son of Jerred and Alexis McDade.
His mother said her son is "ready for the transplant except for an issue with his bladder. He has a tiny bladder since he has essentially never used it."
BENTON â€” The Benton Lady Panther softball team has been on Cloud 9 for the past month after winning the 6A State Championship. Despite taking the top spot on the diamond, the awards have continued into the offseason as well.
Tuesday during the All-Star Game in Conway, Head Coach Heidi Cox was named the 2013-14 Arkansas High School Coaches Association Outstanding Coach of the Year, adding to an already marvelous season.