On 5/9/15, at approximately 7:09 PM, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to the area of Mink Road on report of a possible burglary in progress at a residence.  Upon their arrival they observed a truck and trailer with items in the back with two suspects nearby.  
Officers made contact with the two suspects who were identified as David Cunningham (58 YOA) and Terry Ward (56 YOA), both of Benton.  The residence and items found in truck were found to belong to a construction company that was working in the area.  
Further investigation determined the trailer on the suspect’s truck had previously been reported stolen from a Benton residence on an earlier date.  A plastic baggie was also found that contained a white crystal-like substance that was believed to be suspected Methamphetamine (8.5 grams).  
Ward and Cunningham were subsequently placed under arrest and transported to the Saline County Detention Facility for processing.  Ward and Cunningham were both charged with Residential Burglary, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, Theft of Property, Theft by Receiving, and Unauthorized Use of Another Person’s Property (truck) to Facilitate a Crime.  Ward also had an active warrant out of our agency for Failure to Appear.  This is an on-going investigation and additional charges could be forthcoming.  
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS.  Individuals also may send us an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to to leave a tip.  A crime tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on ITunes and Google Play. 
Any suspects listed are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.