Subscribe Register Login

TRAFFIC ALERT: U.S. 67/167 blocked by downed power lines

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 9:12 a.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Parolee shot by police investigating suspicious activity in Benton

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published February 10, 2014 at 11:06 a.m.

A parolee was shot by police early Monday when officers went to investigate suspicious activity at a construction site in Benton.

Michael Dickson, 34, was taken to Saline Memorial Hospital after being shot once. He was listed in satisfactory condition and will face a number of charges including resisting arrest, commercial burglary and criminal trespassing when he is discharged, authorities said.

Police say it all started shortly before 4 a.m., when officers went to a hotel construction site next to the Benton Events Center and spotted two men inside an equipment trailer.

One of the men, identified as Dickson, "became combative," Benton Police Department Lt. Kevin Russell said in a statement.

"During the physical altercation that ensued, an officer discharged his pistol towards Dickson who was struck once," Russell said. "Dickson made it into his vehicle and proceeded to lead officers on a vehicle pursuit before eventually surrendering near Saline Memorial Hospital."

The officer, who suffered minor injuries during the scuffle, was placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

The other man who was in the trailer, identified by police as 22-year-old Wesley Harris, was arrested after a foot chase.

Harris faces charges of commercial burglary, criminal trespassing, fleeing and first-degree criminal mischief. Dickson faces those charges as well as felon in possession of a firearm, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance.

Online records show Dickson is on supervised parole through 2018.

Comments on: Parolee shot by police investigating suspicious activity in Benton

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Servers & cooks

    shotgun dan’s on Markham is hiring for . FT or PT. Apply wit...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Clerical worker

    - MS office, Excel, . Exp. w/policy manuals. Compose letters...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Draftsman/design eng

    The 2013 Truck and Trailer Manufacturer’s Association Safest...
    SEARCY, AR

  • Dietary aide

    avantage point of northwest arkansas Is seeking qualified ap...
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR

  • Carpenters

    carpenters & crew neededmust be exp’d. 501-358-2240.
    MAYFLOWER, AR

Search 858 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online