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    Benton police arrest three for stolen vehicle

    11:14 AM, Jan 17, 2013   |    comments
    Tamara Hamilton (l), William Looney (m), Chelsea Smith (r). (Photo: Benton Police Dept.)
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    BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Benton police arrested three people after finding them inside of a stolen vehicle. A release from the Benton Police Dept. states that an officer noticed a suspicious vehicle about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday; it was in the area of America's Best Inn, located at 1221 Hot Springs Highway. After checking the license plate on the vehicle, the officer determined it had been reported stolen.

    Officers approached the suspects to get information, and one of them tried running off. The three suspects were identified as William Looney, 29, Chelsea Smith, 21, and Tamara Hamilton, 21. Officers caught Looney and arrested all three suspects.

    Looney is charged with Theft by Receiving, Escape, Driving on Suspended Drivers License, and Fleeing. Smith and Hamilton were both charged with Theft by Receiving. They were taken to the Saline County Detention Facility.

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