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August 20th, 2014

Accused killer given additional court dates

August 20, 2014

Abel Enriquez, 65, who was arrested in connection with the death of his 22-year-old neighbor, Anthony Ballentine, appeared in Saline County Circuit Court on Monday morning.

During the proceeding, Circuit Judge Grisham Phillips set two new court dates for the defendant.

On Sept. 4, Enriquez is scheduled for another bond hearing, and on Oct. 20 he is scheduled for plea and arraignment.

Days after his arrest, his bond was set at $500,000, but recently his attorney, Bobby Digby of Little Rock, filed a motion to reduce the bond.

Daily Dispatch, Aug. 19, 2014

August 20, 2014

Benton Police Department
•Employees at Benton Middle School and Ringgold Elementary reported a child's parent, who is a registered sex offender, entered the schools without an escort from a police officer.
•Employees at Walmart reported a man stole a cell phone case.
•Alexander Hoover, 25, of Benton was arrested on River Street and charged with assault and false imprisonment.
•A man on Grayson Drive reported a gun was stolen from his residence.

Saline County Sheriff's Office
•A man on Highway 5 reported his brother's trailer was stolen.

August 19th

Area residents encouraged to enter annual fair parade

August 19, 2014

Members of the Saline County Fair Association Board of Directors remind area residents of the upcoming 2014 Saline County Fair and Rodeo Parade and encourage participation in the event.

The parade will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in Downtown Benton.

This year’s theme is “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams."

"If you are interested in participating as a school group, marching band, horse and rider, church group, civic group, classic car, old tractor or politician, you are encouraged to do so and help make this the best parade ever," said Mollie Wright, a member of the board.

 

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