Benton Detectives Make Arrest in Investigation of Burglaries

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BENTON, AR — Authorities have arrested a man they believe may be responsible for numerous burglaries in Saline County.

47-year-old Lonnie Hileman of Benton, was located by patrol officers and detectives at a residence on Military Road. 

Benton police say Hileman is believed to be responsible for sixteen residential and commercial burglaries, along with other related property crimes.
Hileman was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Saline County Detention Facility for processing. 

He is charged with 14 counts of Residential Burglary, 2 counts of Commercial Burglary, 8 counts of Unlawful Transfer of Stolen Property, Criminal Mischief, Theft of Property, and Theft of Scrap Metal.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. 

Individuals may send an anonymous tip to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to 


Silver Alert Issued for Missing Fulton County Man

59-year-old Kenneth R.H. Niemmanhemindah was last seen near the Viola Post Office on Wednesday.

VIOLA, AR — Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding 59-year-old Kenneth R.H. Niemmanhemindah.

A Silver Alert has been issued.

He was last seen Wednesday around 11:30 a.m. on Pecan Street in Viola, near the Post Office.

Niemmanhemindah in 6-feet, two-inches tall.

He was last seen wearing Black shirt with white lettering, red long sleeve hoodie, blue jeans, and red shoes.

If you have seen him, call local law enforcement, or the Fulton County Sheriff’s office (870) 895-2601.

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