At approximately 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to Waffle House restaurant in reference to theft of services. Employees gave the description of three suspects who left the restaurant without paying for their meals, and gave the description of the vehicle they left in, which was located across the street at the Econo Lodge motel.
Officers made contact with one of the described suspects, 34-year-old Eric Anthony Fox, who was reportedly asleep in a hotel room clinching a bag in one hand and a large amount of cash in the other hand. During the investigation, officers located a digital scale with suspected methamphetamine residue, 12 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 22 grams of suspected marijuana, a suspected Clonazepam pill, 7 suspected Hydrocodone pills, and 3 unknown pills. Fox was taken into custody and transported to the Saline County Detention Center.
Fox faces the following charges:
- Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, class A felony;
- Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana), class A misdemeanor;
- Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, class A misdemeanor;
- Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, class D felony;
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, class D felony; and Theft of Services, class A misdemeanor.
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 us an anonymous crime tip about this incident 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.
Any suspects listed are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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