|Benton Police Arrest Two after Shooting Incident on Interstate|
|Monday, 20 June 2011 13:52|
On June 19th, at approximately 6:33 PM, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to the area of I-30 Westbound at Exit 121 on report of a disturbance involving two vehicles. It was relayed to officers that a silver Cadillac and a silver Nissan were trying to run each other off of the roadway and that a subject driving the Cadillac had fired a pistol towards the Nissan.
Officers were able to locate the driver of the silver Cadillac, identified as Andrew Bryant (B/M, 27 YOA), at the address the vehicle license plate was registered to (3920 Winterlake Dr.). Mr. Bryant was taken into custody by officers without incident. A pistol was located in Mr. Bryant’s Cadillac and was taken and entered into evidence.
The other subject involved in the incident was identified as Janique Self (B/F, 23 YOA). After speaking with both subjects and witnesses it was determined that Mr. Bryant and Ms. Self were having domestic issues with each other. Mr. Bryant witnessed Ms. Self leaving his residence at 3920 Winterlake Dr. earlier on this date and he thought she damaged some of his property while she was there which lead up to the incident on the interstate. It was later determined that Mr. Bryant’s motorcycle had been damaged while parked at the residence.
Mr. Bryant was charged with Aggravated Assault Against a Family or Household Member (D Felony), 4 counts of Aggravated Assault (D Felony) due to Ms. Self having four juvenile passengers, 5 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor (D Felony) due to one juvenile being in the vehicle with him and the four in Ms. Self’s, Committing a Terroristic Act (B Felony), and Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm (B Felony). Bryant also had a concealed carry permit which was seized by officers and forwarded to State Police.
Ms. Self was charged with 2 counts of Aggravated Assault (D Felony), Domestic Aggravated Assault (D Felony), 4 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor (D Felony) due to there being four juveniles in her vehicle, Criminal Trespassing (C Misdemeanor) for being on Mr. Bryant’s property, and 1st Degree Criminal Mischief (C Felony) for damaging Mr. Bryant’s motorcycle.
Both subjects were transported to the Saline County Detention Facility for processing. If anyone has additional information related to this incident they are encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 315-TIPS or 778-1171.
|Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2011 14:04|