UPDATE JULY 1, 2017 11:26AM
According to the Benton Police Department, at approximately 4:05 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017, officers responded to Randel Street, near Highway 229, for a vehicle accident. While en route, officers were notified that a suspect fled on foot from the scene.
K-9 Officer Duco was deployed near the end of Randal Street at the Saline River to assist officers with tracking the suspect. The suspect, later identified as Jamie Dewayne Mitchell, age 37, was spotted swimming across the Saline River. Mitchell complied with officer’s commands to swim back toward the officers and was taken into custody.
Officers noted the strong odor of intoxicants and Mitchell was given a field sobriety test. Mitchell showed a blood-alcohol level of 0.14 percent. During the DWI investigation, officers were notified by the Arkansas Department of Correction that Mitchell was an inmate who previously escaped while assigned to work release duties.
Officers with the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas Department of Correction later responded to the Benton Police Department to assist in the investigation. Out of the Benton Police Department Mitchell faces charges of DWI, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Careless and Prohibited Driving, No Driver’s License, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage.
Anyone with additional information about the incident or accident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 501-776-5947 or 501-315-TIPS.
Individuals also may send us anonymous information to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to www.crimereports.com to leave a tip. A crime tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on iTunes and Google Play.
ORIGINAL JUNE 30, 2017, 7:00 PM
According to the Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC), late Friday afternoon, an inmate escaped from Benton Work Release.
Jamie Mitchell, age 37 of Chester, Arkansas, escaped around 4 p.m., but was captured shortly after. The following information is from the ADC concerning Mitchell’s record.
Jamie Mitchell Returned On 6/30/2017
Photo as of: 3/2/2017
ADC # / SID: 550041 / 03045639
Facility: Benton Work Release
Offense: Criminal Attempt
Escaped On: 6/30/2017
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight: 172 lbs.
Age: 37 years old
Scars/Marks/Tattoos: TA:”MITCHELL” / ABD
TA:(Swastika) (WAR Patch Cpl.) / ABD
TA:”JADE” UPPER LEFT. (HEART) “APRIL” UPPER RIGHT. / BCK
TA:(SKULLS) UPPER RIGHT. (REBEL FLAG) (SKULL) (HAT)(DEMON) UPPER LEFT. / CHS
TA:(CIRCLE) / LAN
TA:”JDM” / LHD
TA:(8-BALL) “Wild Child” (WAR Patch) Left Forearm: (Cross) “Patricia” / RFA
TA:”ARK” “Badass” “4:20” (Skulls) (Spider Web) “51/50” (Swastika) (SS Bolts) / RFA
TA:(SPIDER WEB) / RSH
TA:(WAR Patch Covered) / RWR
TA:(JESUS / CROSS / ROSE) FRONT. / ULA
UN:TAT: RT ARM *FTW* / MUSHROOM / UNK
UN:TAT: LFT ARM: MALE ROSE// LOWER ARM: CROSS/ *JM* / FINGERS: ADM / UNK
Last Known Address: 4601 Paw Paw Branch Road
Chester, Arkansas 72934