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September 6th, 2014

Man arrested following fight over model airplanes

September 6, 2014

One man was arrested and another man received a citation following a physical confrontation at the old Saline County Airport on Airlane Drive.

Before the dispute, the men had been flying model airplanes. A verbal disagreement escalated into a physical skirmish, said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

According to Russel, Robert Runyan, 69, of Traskwood was charged with disorderly conduct, carrying a prohibited weapon and aggravated assault; and James Dougherty, 65, of Benton was cited for disorderly conduct and terroristic threatening.

September 5th

Bond reduced for murder suspect; daughter testifies on his behalf.

September 5, 2014

In a hearing Thursday morning in Saline County Circuit Court, Circuit Judge Grisham Phillips reduced the bond for Abel Enriquez, 65, who is charged with first-degree murder.

Along with the bond reduction, Phillips also set other restrictions.

His bond was reduced from $500,000 to $150,000. He currently remains jailed at the Saline County Detention Facility.

Details released in fatality crash

September 5, 2014

A Bauxite teen is dead following a two-vehicle accident on North Sardis Road in Saline County. The wreck occurred Tuesday around 12:26 p.m.

Skylar Leigh McDonald, 15, was pronounced dead at the scene by Kevin Cleghorn, deputy corner for Saline County, according to a report from the Saline County Sheriff's Office.

McDonald, who was driving a green 2005 Volkswagen Beetle, was southbound on North Sardis Road where she lost control in a curve and entered the northbound lane, witness Meagan Wilson told police.

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