2 arrested for theft in Benton

- BENTON, AR - Police have arrested two men they say were caught stealing from a shop Monday night. The men reportedly told police they were stealing items from a person who them money for drugs.

According to police, 51-year-old Donald Ball and 22-year-old Joshua Howman had backed a truck up to a shop in the 1400 block of Hwy 35 South and were loading items into it. Police say the men mistakenly belived the items belonged to someone who owed them money for illegal narcotics.

The property in the truck was returned to the owner and the men were taken to the Saline County Detention Facility. Both are charged with residential burglary and unauthorized use of another person's property to facilitate a crime. Ball is an active parolee.

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