Abraham Marcus JodellA stolen vehicle was recovered, bags of suspected marijuana and a suspect was taken into custody during a traffic stop. On 1/26/2015 at approximately 11:55 a.m. officers stopped a vehicle on the I-30 south service road for no license plate lights and for failure to stop at a stop sign.

Officers were notified that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Jacksonville. Officers also reported the odor of marijuana present in the vehicle. The driver, 33-year-old Marcus Jodell Abraham of Scott, Ark. was taken into custody. Officers seized two bags of suspected marijuana in the backseat of the vehicle.

Abraham is facing charges of felony Theft by Receiving, misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance, Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License, and Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Individuals also may send us anonymous information to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to 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.

Follow BNPD on Facebook: