ONeal Lewis SMALLLLLLLLAt about 4:48 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, an officer on patrol noticed from across Interstate 30 that a vehicle had pulled into the parking lot of Mac’s Minnows and More (15920 I-30) and two men exited the vehicle. The officer then noticed the two men enter the store and while en route to the scene, the officer heard an audible alarm from the business.

Upon arrival to the business, the suspects fled in a vehicle toward I-30. During the pursuit, the suspect’s vehicle lost control in the median near the 111 exit from I-30 and a passenger exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The vehicle regained control and continued driving along I-30, until the driver again pulled into the median and jumped from the moving car, leaving it to cross the service road and collide with a tree down an embankment.

Officers later located one suspect near the I-30 weigh station, and the second suspect was later located and taken into custody on Highway 67 near the 114 exit from Interstate 30. During a search of the vehicle, detectives located suspected marijuana.

Kendrick Germaine Lewis, 23, of Forest Hill, Texas and 23-year-old Jordan Demon O’Neal of Fort Worth, Texas, are each facing charges of Commercial Burglary, class C felony; Theft of Property, class A misdemeanor; Criminal Mischief, class D felony; Fleeing, class D felony; Use of Another Person’s Property to Facilitate a Crime, class B felony; Possession of an Instrument of Crime, class A misdemeanor, and Possession of a Controlled Substance, class A misdemeanor. Lewis and O’Neal were transported to the Saline County Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges could be forthcoming.

Anyone with information about the suspects or information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS.  Individuals also may send 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.

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