A Benton man faces charges for the stabbing of two people at a local apartment complex, according to Benton Police Department (BNPD).
Officers responded to a call from someone at Fountain Lakes Apartments just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a stabbing. Two victims were taken to a local hospital and treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect, Christopher Whatley, age 44, of Benton, was located nearby and taken into custody. He was charged with:
Domestic Battery 2nd Degree and
Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule I.
Detectives from BNPD’s Criminal Investigations Division detectives asked the investigation at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.
If you have information that may be pertinent to this investigation, contact BNPD at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Anonymous tips may also be sent via text to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the message or at www.cityprotect.com.