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Won't charge fired Arkansas deputy in sex case, prosecutor says

Subscriber onlyProsecutors will not file charges against a former Benton County sheriff's deputy who was fired and later arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a female inmate. Continue reading...

Maya Angelou documentary shown in Bentonville

Subscriber onlyColin Johnson was proud Saturday to share his grandmother's legacy with more than 300 people as they gathered to watch a screening of a documentary on the life of Maya Angelou. Continue reading...

Television attorney added to Centerton's Bates case

Subscriber onlyAn attorney who represents the man featured on the Netflix series Making a Murderer will help defend a Bentonville man accused of killing his friend. Continue reading...

No criminal charge for former Benton County deputy

Subscriber onlyProsecutors will not file charges against a former Benton County Sheriff's Office deputy who was fired and later arrested in connection with sexual assault of a female inmate. Continue reading...

Attorney wants to suppress statements in murder case

Subscriber onlyEdward Alexis Martinez-Torres told Sheriff's Office detectives he hurt an infant in his care who later died, but a problem with the recording equipment degraded the interview's audio quality. Continue reading...

Decatur mom pleads not guilty to manslaughter in son's death

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A Decatur woman pleaded not guilty to a felony charge that accuses her of recklessly causing the death of her 2-month-old son. Continue reading...

No death penalty in Siloam Springs murder case

Subscriber onlyProsecutors will not seek the death penalty for a Siloam Springs man accused of the Christmas night 2014 murder of his father. Continue reading...

Commander of Benton County Jail fired

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County Sheriff Shawn Holloway confirmed Wednesday that Capt. Lynn Hahn, jail commander, was fired last week. Continue reading...

Bentonville police investigating attempted armed robbery at McDonald's

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — Bentonville police are investigating the attempted armed robbery of a McDonald's restaurant. Continue reading...

Police identify victim in Monday's fatal fire in Bentonville; say foul play not involved

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE — Police have identified the victim of a fatal fire Monday in Bentonville as Charles K. Rine, 39. Continue reading...

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Scott Stober pleaded guilty Monday to stealing from Benton County while he worked there as an admini...

Scott Stober pleaded guilty Monday to stealing from Benton County while he worked there as an administrator.

Published: July 21, 2014

Perry Dennis Davis Jr., 50, of Bentonville is escorted Friday morning  by a sheriff's deputy to a pa...

Perry Dennis Davis Jr., 50, of Bentonville is escorted Friday morning by a sheriff's deputy to a patrol car after a hearing in hi...

Published: January 18, 2014

Perry Dennis Davis Jr., 50, of Bentonville is escorted Friday morning  by a sheriff's deputy to a pa...

Perry Dennis Davis Jr., 50, of Bentonville is escorted Friday morning by a sheriff's deputy to a patrol car after a hearing in hi...

Published: January 17, 2014

Paul Martinez, a Benton County sheriff's deputy, escorts Perry Davis to a patrol car following a hea...

Paul Martinez, a Benton County sheriff's deputy, escorts Perry Davis to a patrol car following a hearing in Davis' murder case.

Published: November 1, 2013

Firefighters at the scene of a July 24th fire at 11888 Malone Road.  The abandoned house was destroy...

Firefighters at the scene of a July 24th fire at 11888 Malone Road. The abandoned house was destroyed, but other firefighters nea...

Published: September 15, 2013

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