Cross Rideout

On 12/19/2017 at approximately 1:38 AM, Officers with the Benton Police Department (BNPD) responded to Longhills Wine and Spirits located at 437 N. Highway 5 for a business alarm. Upon arriving, Officers found the front door had been broken and the business had been burglarized. BNPD Detectives responded and began working in connection with the Bryant Police Department who were working a similar burglary at Luigi’s Pizza in Bryant. 

Darold Cross and Billy Rideout, both from Little Rock, were later located by Bryant PD Patrol Officers at a local bank. During the course of Bryant PD’s investigation, Bryant PD notified BNPD and requested Detectives respond due to Darold and Billy being suspected of committing the Benton burglary. BNPD Detectives arrived and subsequently arrested Darold and Billy in relation to the burglary at Longhills Wine and Spirit. A search warrant was obtained for the suspect vehicle which led to the discovery of suspected stolen money as well as tools and clothing believed to have been used in both burglaries.

Darold and Billy were each arrested and charged with 2 counts of Commercial Burglary Class C Felony, 1 count of Criminal Mischief Class D Felony, 1 count of Criminal Mischief Class A Misdemeanor, 3 counts of Breaking or Entering Class D Felony, 1 count of Theft of Property Class D Felony and 1 count of Possession of an Instrument of a Crime Class A Misdemeanor. Any suspects listed are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Anyone with information concerning this incident are 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.

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