BNPD: Hit-and-Run Investigation Leads to Suspect; Charges Pending

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Benton Police Department detectives have identified the suspect in the July 23 hit-and-run incident near the 17700 block of I-30 that took the life of 28-year-old Louisiana resident Dustin Thompson.

The suspect’s identity and charges will be released next week pending further case review. As such, the investigation remains ongoing.

BNPD would like to thank the public for their assistance with this case and urges anyone with further information to reach out via any of the following methods: 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS, via text sent to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the message, or at