CharlesLongOn 9/14/15, at approximately 5:11 PM, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to request for a civil standby while two parties exchanged belongings. Upon their arrival, they made contact with both parties involved in the incident.  
A check of the individuals revealed that one, Charles Long (38 YOA) of Benton, had active warrants for his arrest. Whenever officers went to arrest Long they discovered that he had fled from the residence on foot.  Long was located shortly afterwards in some woods behind the residence and taken into custody without incident.  
Through their investigation it revealed that Long was in possession of suspected Methamphetamine and Xanax pills without a prescription.  Long was subsequently taken to the Saline County Detention Facility for processing.  
Long is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Xanax) and Possession of Methamphetamine.  He was also held on warrants out of the Saline County Sheriff’s Office and the Bryant Police Department.  This is an on-going investigation and additional charges could be possible.  
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.