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Police: Benton Co. Man Charged With Exposing Other Man to HIV

Cave Springs police say Joseph Blackmon, 24, had sex with the man, without telling him he was HIV positive.
BENTON COUNTY (KNWA) -- A Bentonville man is behind bars, accused of exposing another man to the AIDS virus.

Cave Springs police say Joseph Blackmon, 24, had sex with the man, without telling him he was HIV positive.

An officer found the two in a car, parked in the undeveloped neighborhood near the Hyde Park subdivision.

The officer says Blackmon had a needle containing methamphetamine in his sock.

He is in the Benton County jail facing several felony charges, including exposing another person to HIV. His bond has been set at $40,000.
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