May 14th, 2014
Scott Christopher Martin, 60, of Benton, passed away on May 11, 2014. He was born Dec. 16, 1953.
Scott loved nothing more than to be in the kitchen cooking or outside grilling for family, friends and neighbors. Scott was a dedicated employee of Simplex-Grinnell for 38 years. He loved being with his grandchildren and never missed a game his son-in-law pitched.
Scott was a very loyal friend and husband.Â He never met a stranger and would help anyone in need.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Margareth Martin of Fayetteville; and a sister, Gayle Bromstead of Springdale.
Arlene Maria Bridges, 56, of Benton went to her eternal home May 10, 2014 in Little Rock.Â She was born March 21, 1958 in Pisa, Italy to the late Joseph Kindell and Franca (Redini) Bridges.
Arlene was a Christian and lived for her family, her many friends, her cats and scrapbooking.Â She was a public school and special education teacher in Arkansas and Mississippi for more than 16 years.
On 5/12/14, at approximately 12:45 PM, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to a burglary in progress on River Heights Drive. A suspect was seen in the area, but attempts to locate him at the time of the burglary were unsuccessful.
Information obtained by detectives working the case determined the suspect was in the Pulaski County area. This information was passed along to other law enforcement agencies in Central Arkansas, and based on it deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriffâ€™s Office were able to locate the suspect and apprehend him.