According to the Benton Police Department, 28-year-old Nicholas Fernow has been arrested for the murder of his wife, 28-year-old Minnie Fernow.

Police responded to a welfare concern on Grayson Drive just after 2 a.m. Saturday, July 13. Upon arrival, police found Minnie Fernow deceased, due to traumatic injuries.

Nicholas Fernow was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder, a Class Y Felony.

This is an on-going investigation. If anyone has any information, they are encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. 

This story will be updated as the investigation continues.