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August 7th, 2014

Daily Dispatch, Aug. 6, 2014

August 7, 2014

Benton Police Department

•A man on Beverly Street reported the theft of a lawnmower.
•Joey Lutz was arrested for an outstanding Bryant warrant and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Saline County Sheriff's Office

•A man in Bauxite reported the theft of a debit card.
•A woman in Benton reported her former husband threw nails in her driveway while she was away from home.
•A woman reported a break-in at her home in the Mabelvale area.
•A woman in Bauxite reported a physical altercation involving herself and her daughter.

Bryant Fire Department

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.

Sheriff's Office implementing new method for collecting fines

August 7, 2014

The Saline County Sheriff's Office announced in July that they would begin suspending drivers' licenses and issuing arrest warrants for individuals who are behind on their fine.

The procedure began on July 26 after a 30-day notification period according to Lt. Scott Courtney, Saline County Sheriff's Office spokesperson, and affects people who have not complied with their monthly payment arrangements.

Sheriff Cleve Barfield said, "There are a large number of offenders that have made very few payments on court-ordered judgments."

 

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