BENTON, Ark — On Wednesday, Feb. 12 around 1 p.m., the Benton Police Department responded to a domestic incident wherein the victim stated the suspect had attempted to kill her.

The suspect, identified as 47-year-old Van Johnson of Benton, fled the scene but was picked up by North Little Rock Police Department late Thursday evening, Feb. 13.

Johnson was transported to the Saline County Jail for the charges of Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder 1st, Intimidating a Witness, Aggravated Assault on a Family or Household Member, Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree, and Interference with Emergency Communications. 

A bond hearing was held Friday morning, where a $200,000 bond was set.

BNPD Criminal Investigations Division has assumed the investigation which remains ongoing.

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