Benton Man Jailed on Charges of Domestic Battery and Animal Cruelty

A Benton man is behind bars after allegedly hitting his girlfriend and then attacking their dog with a machete. According to a report from the Benton Police Department, Alexander Maynor was arrested Monday after officers were called to a report of criminal damage to property at a home on the 1200 block of North Main Street. When cops arrived they found both his girlfriend and dog injured. The dog suffered fatal injuries in the attack. Maynor is charged with Domestic Battery and Animal Cruelty, and is being held in the Franklin County Jail.