In this Crime Summary from Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) in Benton, Arkansas they reported the following recent incidents:
Agency Assist – Kidnapping // Hwy 70 @ Big Red Valero //
Deputies were patrolling on Highway 70 when they spotted a vehicle that was involved in a kidnapping at gunpoint at Rivendell. A felony traffic stop was conducted, the suspected kidnapper was detained, and the victim found to be safe.
Benton CID responded and took over the incident to process the vehicle. They also took Monterio Shorter (b/m ) into custody. The victim, was also taken to Benton CID to be interviewed.
Shorter was charged with:
Kidnapping – Class Y – Felony
Aggravated Assault On A Family Or Household Member – Felony
3 Counts Of Aggravated Assault – Class D – Felony
Terroristic Threatening In The First Degree – Class D – Felony
Battery In The Third Degree – Class C – Misdemeanor
Safe Cracker // Arch Street Pike //
Deputies responded to a call at a bank location in regards to an ATM burglary alarm. When deputies arrived, the ATM was observed to be busted open. The bank manager arrived on scene and Deputies were able to get a suspect vehicle bearing Arkansas license plate 670YEC, which was stolen out of NLRPD. CID was notified and responded.
Auto Theft // John Hancock Dr. //
A woman reported her child’s father, Christon Houston (B/M – Age 22 ) stole her SUV following a verbal altercation. Fernandez stated during the argument Houston made several threats to shoot anyone who tried to intervene. She advised Houston already has a violent felony warrant, and will be armed.
He is believed to be in the Little Rock area, but may attempt to flee the state. A warrant was sought for multiple felony charges.
See previous 👉 SCSO Summary articles at THIS LINK.