Benton man arrested overnight Thursday on breaking & entering charge

Homer Smith, 41

BENTON (KATV) - Police arrested a man overnight Thursday after he allegedly broke into a business and storage building.

Officers said they found 41-year-old Homer Smith of Benton inside the Saline County Road Department around 12:45 a.m. Smith reportedly tried to run but was arrested before he got away. He also allegedly cut through their fence and broke into a smaller storage building.

Smith was charged with commercial burglary, two counts of breaking or entering, theft of property and possession of an instrument of crime.