Benton PD arrests wanted suspect after month-long search

A suspect who has been wanted by Benton police in connection with a string of burglaries was arrested Sunday after officers responded to an aggravated robbery and criminal mischief call.
Kenneth Hawkins, 42, had been on the run since April 13.
Hawkins also is a parolee from the Arkansas Department of Correction.
This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges could be forthcoming in the near future, according to the police. Police are encouraging anyone with information about this crime to contact the Benton Police Department at 778-1171 or 315-TIPS. Individuals also may send an anonymous tip to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to and submit a tip there.
The full story will be in Tuesday's issue of the Courier.

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