Benton residents reported that someone was breaking into their cars, and the Police have two suspects in custody.
Two suspects were taken into custody early Monday morning in reference to multiple Breaking or Entering incidents in the city of Benton.
Zavier Rhodes, age 21, of North Little Rock, and a juvenile male, also of North Little Rock, were taken into custody. It started with a report of subjects breaking into vehicles in the Eagle Point subdivision. A vehicle pursuit followed and concluded when the suspects wrecked out and fled on foot, according to Benton PD.
The police report states their investigation revealed the suspect vehicle was stolen from the Conway area prior to the breaking or entering incidents. Investigators linked the two suspects to 16 breaking or entering incidents in Benton. This included previous incidents that occurred the night of July 26, 2023, that the police states resulted in stolen credit cards being used at Bryant Walmart.
Rhodes was charged with the following: one count of Theft by Receiving (Class A B/Felony); one count of Unauthorized Use of Another Person’s Property to Facilitate a Crime (Class B/Felony). 16 counts of Breaking or Entering (Class D/Felony); 11 counts of Theft of Property (Class D/Felony); 10 counts of Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card (Class D/Felony). 8 counts of Theft by Receiving (Class D/Felony); one count of Fleeing in Vehicle (Class D/Felony); 3 counts of Theft of Property (Class A/Misdemeanor); 2 counts of Criminal Mischief 2nd (Class A/Misdemeanor); 2 counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (Class A/Misdemeanor); and one count of Fleeing on Foot (Class A/Misdemeanor). The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges may be forthcoming.
Should anyone have further information to contribute to the investigation, please call 501-776-5947 and ask to speak to Detective Snodgrass or Detective Benham. Anonymous messages may also be sent via text to 847411 with the keyword BENTONPD in the body of the message or via the BNPD app. Visit www.bentonpolice.org for general department information.