Home Invasion Suspect Wakes Benton Couple, Takes off in Their Car

Home Invasion Suspect Wakes Benton Couple, Takes off in Their Car

He's been identified as a man from Mesquite, Texas. A search is underway for him in Texas.
A home invasion woke a Benton couple this morning to a frightening ordeal.

It happened just a few minutes after midnight inside a home located on Interstate 30 in Benton.

Deputies with the Saline County Sheriff's Office say the victims told them a black man confronted them and demanded items and money before also taking their car and driving away.

The vehicle is a white 2004 Ford Mustang convertible with tan top and Arkansas license plate 416 RAM.

Information was obtained about a potential suspect identified as Derek Dione Wilkerson, 41, of Mesquite, Texas. He was positively identified by the couple from a photo line-up, the sheriff's office said.

Wilkerson is believed to be in Texas, where a search for him is underway after an arrest warrant was issued.

Texas law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Marshal's Service have been notified and are looking for him.
Wilkerson faces the following string of charges in the Benton incident: 
Residential Burglary        
Aggravated Assault         
Terroristic Threatening  
Aggravated Robbery      
False Imprisonment        
Theft of Property  

Deputies say Wilkerson also faces other charges.  
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