RickyHiggsOn 2/16/15, at approximately 10:08 PM, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to 2700 Silica Heights on report of a disturbance with a weapon call.  While in-route to the call, officers were informed the suspect in the case was chasing the victim around the residence with a knife.  
Upon their arrival, officers made contact with the victim and the suspect in the case, who was later identified as Ricky Higgs (44 YOA) of Benton.  The victim in the case told officers about being in a disturbance with Mr. Higgs that turned violent with him chasing her with a knife and attempting to harm her with it.  Children were also present in the home when this incident occurred.  
Based on information and evidence gathered by officers, Higgs was placed under arrest and transported to the Saline County Detention Facility for processing.  Higgs is charged with Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household Member and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. This is an on-going investigation and additional charges could be forthcoming.  
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. 
Any suspects listed are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.