Benton Police Make Arrest in Chain of Burglaries

Published 04/02 2014 04:47PM

Updated 04/02 2014 04:57PM

BENTON, AR (News release) - Detectives with the Benton Police Department have been working diligently on three business burglaries that have taken place recently. Recently, evidence and information they developed led to an arrest of a suspect, identified as Dillian Billingsley, 25 in relation to the cases.

Two of the burglaries took place at Arkansas Onsite on March 6 and March 8. During these burglaries, there were numerous items damaged and stolen, including two pieces of heavy machinery. Another burglary took place on March 29 at Ditch Witch where damage was done to the business and an ATV was stolen.

Billingsley is being charged in connection with all three burglaries and was taken into custody on April 1 without incident. He is charged with three counts of Commercial Burglary, three counts of Theft of Property (Felony), three counts of Criminal Mischief (Felony), and two counts of Unauthorized Use of Another Person’s Property to Facilitate a Crime. This is an on-going case and additional charges could be forthcoming.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS. Individuals also may send an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or click here to leave a tip.

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