BNPD: Suspect caught breaking into vehicles

From the Benton Police Department:

On 8/24/14, at approximately 3:22 AM, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to 2013 Military Road on report of a suspicious person. Upon officer’s arrival, they located a truck with a window busted out and the steering column torn apart.

Officers made contact with witnesses in the area who gave them information on a subject they saw near the vehicle who fled prior to officer’s arrival. Officers conducted a search of the area and were able to locate a suspect matching the description nearby. Contact was made with the suspect, identified as Matthew Kyle (30 YOA), who was subsequently placed under arrest.

Kyle is charged with Breaking or Entering, Criminal Mischief, Possession of an Instrument of Crime, and Battery 2nd Degree. The Possession of an Instrument of Crime charge stems from tools located that were used to gain entry into the vehicle, and the Battery charge was for a minor injury the officer sustained when the suspect kicked him. Additionally, Kyle is an active parolee out of the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections.

The investigation is on-going, but anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Individuals also may send an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to to leave a tip. A crime tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on ITunes and Google Play.

Any suspects listed are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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