Clayton Bradley Charles 42At approximately 6:55 p.m. Tuesday, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to 2121 Alcoa Road for a report of multiple shots fired. Officers found a victim with a non-life threatening injury to the leg.

The victim was transported to Saline Memorial Hospital Emergency Room for treatment and was later released. The alleged shooter, 42-year-old Bradley Charles Clayton of Benton, was taken into custody and faces a class B felony charge of 1st degree Battery. The incident is an on-going investigation.

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 an anonymous crime tip about this incident 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

Reminder: The BNPD September initiative is Stop Domestic Violence Awareness. Domestic violence affects people of all age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and economic status. The BNPD also reminds citizens that domestic violence is not just physical harm. It can be emotional abuse, sexual abuse, manipulation, financial control, stalking and threatening. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every minute in the U.S. an average of 20 people are physically abused by a partner.

To report or to receive help leaving an abusive relationship, call the Saline County Safe Haven at 501-315-SAFE (7233). You can also contact the Benton Police Department anonymously at 501-315-TIPS or text to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD, or via the official Benton Police Department app found on iTunes and Google Play.

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