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February 23rd, 2015

Man charged in connection with shooting incident

February 23, 2015

A man who allegedly shot himself on accident has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On Feb. 16, Josh Tiner, 26, was involved in a shooting on North Summit Road.
“Based on information and evidence gathered, Tiner and another individual were handling a pistol that belonged to Tiner whenever it discharged and struck (Tiner,)” said Lt. Kevin Russell, Benton Police Department spokesperson.

During the incident, Tiner suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen and buttock area, Russell said.

February 21st

February 20th

Update: Runaway teen located

February 20, 2015

UPDATE: Police say they have located missing teen River Williams. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
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Authorities have exhausted their leads in looking for a 16-year-old Benton juvenile who was reported missing more than a week ago.

River Williams’ mother reported him missing on Feb. 11 and told police she believed him to still be in central Arkansas, “possibly with friends or acquaintances,” according to a statement the Benton Police Department released Friday afternoon.

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