Ben­ton po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing 2 week­end deaths

The Saline Courier - - FRONT PAGE - By Sarah Perry [email protected]­ton­courier.com

The Ben­ton Po­lice Depart­ment is in­ves­ti­gat­ing two deaths that oc­curred this past week­end.

Ben­ton of­fi­cers re­sponded to the Mil­i­tary Road over­pass just af­ter 7:30 a.m. Satur­day af­ter re­ports of an un­con­scious per­son be­ing lo­cated nearby. Upon ar­rival, of­fi­cers dis­cov­ered a de­ceased male sub­ject.

No iden­tity is be­ing re­leased at this time and a cause of death is not yet de­ter­mined, ac­cord­ing to Krista Petty, spokesper­son for the Ben­ton Po­lice Depart­ment.

The sec­ond death oc­curred early Sun­day morn­ing.

Of­fi­cers re­sponded to the North Ser­vice Road at Mc­cright Street just be­fore 2 a.m. Sun­day for a pedes­trian vs. ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent. Upon ar­rival, of­fi­cers dis­cov­ered a de­ceased male vic­tim, Ja­cob Bridges, 30, of Ben­ton, Petty said.

No charges have been filed at this time, she added.

The Ben­ton Po­lice Depart­ment Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions Divi­sion is cur­rently in­ves­ti­gat­ing both in­ci­dents. More in­for­ma­tion may be re­leased if and/or when it be­comes avail­able.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about ei­ther in­ci­dent is en­cour­aged to con­tact the Ben­ton Po­lice Depart­ment at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Anony­mous tips may also be sent via text to CRIMES (274637) with the key­word BNPD in the body of the mes­sage, via the of­fi­cial Ben­ton Po­lice Depart­ment app avail­able on itunes and Google Play or at www.crimere­ports.com.

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