Benton badge 1At approximately 9:37 p.m. Thursday, August 10, officers with the Benton Police Department were dispatched to Tractor Supply Company, located at 17318 Interstate 30, for a report of an armed robbery. Store employees said the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction and officers were not able to locate the suspect.

Employees said after closing up the store, a black male wearing a mask came out of nearby bushes brandishing a handgun and ordered them into the store. While inside the store, the suspect and two employees scuffled, during which the suspect reportedly received stab wounds from a small knife. The suspect then fled the store on foot.

Two employees received minor injuries, with one being transported to Saline Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The black male suspect was wearing a black and gray hoodie or coat, dark pants, white shoes, a mask and a Razorback logo baseball hat.

Anyone with information about the suspect or information about 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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