4 charged SMALLLLLLLA suspect arrested in connection to shooting incident Monday in the parking lot of Academy Sports + Outdoors on Interstate 30 faces additional charges. A fourth person has also been taken into custody stemming from the investigation.

About 2:40 p.m. Feb. 20, Benton officers responded to the Academy Sports parking lot for a report of shots fired, but the suspects had fled the area before their arrival. The suspects reportedly fled in a black Camaro and white GMC double-cab truck. Both vehicles and four people involved in the shooting incident were later located. One person remains in a local hospital with serious, but not life threatening injuries. Three others were taken into custody:

  • Rashaad Edwin Earls, 22, of Little Rock faces a class D felony charge of Tampering with Physical Evidence, misdemeanor charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana), and misdemeanor charge of Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance.
  • LeBarron Tyquez Stewart, 20, of Benton faces a class B felony charge of 1st degree Battery;

The third person, 21-year-old Chad Dylan Lane of Benton was also charged with class B felony 1st degree Battery. During the investigation, a search warrant was obtained and served at Lane’s residence. During the search officers seized suspected marijuana, suspected LSD, and weapons. Additionally to the previous charges, Lane – along with another resident of the home 20-year-old Morgan Carter – face charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Purpose to Deliver, a class C felony; Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, class Y felony; and an enhancement charge of Proximity to Certain Facilities.

This is an on-going investigation and more charges are possible.

Anyone with information about the suspects or the incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS.  Individuals also may send 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. 

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