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Benton Police Report

BENTON – The following information was released by the Benton Police Department on Monday, June 14, 2021.

On June 10th, 2021 at approximately 12:21 a.m. Benton Police observed a suspicious male suspect in the 1100 block of North Main Street.

Upon investigation, police arrested Grey Abbott, age 43, of Benton for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, and resisting a peace officer. Abbott also had an active White County warrant for domestic battery. Abbott was charged and transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.

On June 11th, 2021 at approximately 6 p.m., Benton Police arrested Joshua L. Watkins, age 37, of Benton on an active Franklin County warrant for failure to appear for driving while license suspended. Watkins was transported to the Franklin County Jail for further processing.