2 Men Behind Bars on Assault Charges in Benton

Brandon Dobbs, 35, and Joseph Williams, 33_-9047319667020445425
BENTON, AR – Two Benton men are behind bars after police say they were involved in an argument with weapons.

Police were called to the 3500 block of Silica Heights Rd. just before 6:30 on Wednesday on a disturbance call involving weapons.

When officers arrived on the scene they spoke with the two suspects identified as Joseph Williams, 33, and Brandon Dobbs, 35.

Williams told police he became upset about an on-going problem with children playing in the street in the area and yelled at them to move.

According to both suspects, Dobbs went over to Williams’ home to speak with him about the situation when they became involved in a verbal argument.

Police say Williams and Dobbs then began physically threatening one another. Williams reportedly had a baton at first and then grabbed a shotgun that he pointed towards Dobbs. According to a report Dobbs then grabbed a rifle and pointed it towards Williams.

Police arrested both of the men and they were taken to the Saline County Detention Facility. Both are charged with Aggravated Assault and Disorderly Conduct. he firearms were taken and entered into evidence in the case.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS. Individuals also may send us an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to www.crimereports.com to leave a tip. A crime tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on ITunes and Google Play.

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