Tiequail Brown 

Benton Police Department responded to 7801 Alcoa Road (Pilot Travel Center) just after 8:45 a.m. Thursday for reports of an employee being stabbed following a shoplifting incident. Prior to officers’ arrival, the suspect fled the scene but was located nearby and taken into custody shortly after with assistance from Bryant Police Department and Arkansas State Police.

The suspect, 31-year-old Tiequail Brown had boarded a bus in Dallas en route to Denver. During a stop at the Pilot Travel Center, Brown became combative when confronted by store employees and asked to return stolen merchandise. One store employee was stabbed by Brown as a result. That employee was transported for treatment with non-life-threatening injuries. Brown was treated for a minor injury sustained in the struggle and was cleared to be transported to jail.

He faces multiple charges stemming from the incident: Aggravated Robbery, a Class Y Felony; three counts of Aggravated Assault, a Class D Felony; Battery 2nd, a Class D Felony; four counts of Terroristic Threatening 1st, a Class D Felony; Resisting Arrest, a Class A Misdemeanor, Theft of Property, a Class A Misdemeanor; and Obstruction of Governmental Operations, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-776-5947. You can also anonymously text “BENTONPD plus your message” to 847411 or leave a tip via the official BNPD app available on iTunes and Google Play.