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Three Benton residents were arrested recently for allegedly forcing their way into a home for a robbery and later shooting a gun near the area, according to a Benton police report.
Arquis Jones, 28, whose listed address is in the 200 block of Valley Street in Benton, faces charges of felony aggravated residential burglary, felony possession of a firearms by certain persons, third-degree battery and fleeing. Jones is also a parolee.
Kimothy Collins, 37, whose listed address is in the 2100 block of Silica Heights, and Delisha Reatherford, 23, whose listed address is in the 6000 block of Alcoa Road, both of Benton, each face charges of felony aggravated residential burglary and third-degree battery. Collins is also a parolee and a registered sex offender.
According to Benton police, officers responded to the area of Dixie and Thompson streets on June 22 for a report of a large group disturbance. While at the scene, officers heard gunshots near the area and later determined the shots had been fired at Little and Thompson by one of the three suspects. Lt. Kevin Russell, public information officer for the Benton Police Department, said the gunshots did not hit any structure in the area and no victims had been found or have come forward as of press time.
When officers returned to Dixie and Thompson, they determined that Jones, Collins and Reatherford forced their way into a home in the 1500 block of Dixie St. Details of the alleged robbery were not released as of press time, but Russell said no person in the home was injured in the incident.
Collins and Reatherford reportedly were arrested at the scene, but Jones had fled. Jones reportedly was apprehended on June 30.
As of press time, Jones remains in the Saline County Jail on a $10,000 sheriff's bond and Collins remains jailed on a $10,000 signature bond. Reatherford reportedly is out of jail after posting a $10,000 sheriff's bond.
Collins and Reatherford are each expected to appear in Benton District Court on Aug. 7 and Jones is scheduled to appear in Benton District Court on Aug. 3.
Detectives say they are diligently working leads in this case, but anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 778-1171 or 315-TIPS. Individuals may also send an anonymous text with information to the number CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the text of the message.