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    Jonathan Edgin , Kevin Hensley, and Cornelius Wilson arrested for attempted capital murder

    11:50 AM, Oct 1, 2012   |    comments
    • Jonathan Edgin (Photo Courtesy: Benton Police Dept.)
    • Kevin Hensley (Photo Courtesy: Benton Police Dept.)
    • Cornelius Wilson (Photo Courtesy: Benton Police Dept.)
        
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    BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Benton police officers arrested three men over the weekend in connection to a shooting that happened early Sunday morning.

    According to a police report, officers responded to a reported shooting at 121 Lake Street about 4:00 a.m. When they arrived, they found a victim who had been shot in the side. During investigation, officers determined that three suspects had broken into the home and started fighting the victim, and then shot him. Three men - Jonathan Edgin, 21; Kevin Hensley, 21; and Cornelius Wilson, 20 - were arrested. Police say there was a history of ongoing personal conflict between all of the parties, but nothing violent had occurred between them until this incident.

    Hensley is charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Capital Murder, Unauthorized Use of Another Person's Property to Facilitate a Crime, Aggravated Residential Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Battery 2nd Degree, Battery 3rd Degree, and Criminal Mischief.

    Wilson is charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Capital Murder, Aggravated Residential Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Battery 2nd Degree, Battery 3rd Degree, and Criminal Mischief.

    Edgin is charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Capital Murder, Unauthorized Use of Another Person's Property to Facilitate a Crime, Aggravated Residential Burglary, Aggravated Assault, Battery 2nd Degree, Battery 3rd Degree, and Criminal Mischief.

    All three suspects have been arrested and are currently incarcerated in the Saline County Detention Facility. The victim in the case was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. This is an on-going investigation and more arrests could be forthcoming in the near future.

    Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Individuals also may send an anonymous tip to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text. 
     

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