Robbery Suspect Taken Into Custody

    On 11/6/13, at approximately 3:51 AM, officers responded to 809 Cole Drive on report of a disturbance and possible theft.  Upon arrival, they made contact with the victim who reported that an acquaintance had physically attacked her and took some personal belongings from her. 

    The suspect in the case, Kenny Elder (23 YOA), was located a short time later and officers spoke with him about the incident.  After an investigation, Elder was subsequently placed under arrest for charges related to this incident.
    Elder is charged with Robbery and Interfering with an Emergency Communications Device.  The interfering charge stems from information obtained that Elder took the victim’s phone while she was attempting to dial 911.  The victim did suffer minor injuries as a result of this incident, but did not require medical care.  
    Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 778-1171 or 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.  
Any suspects listed are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. 
*No booking picture of the suspect was available