Benton Chief of Police Resigns

Benton — Benton is searching for a new Chief of Police after the City Council voted to accept Mike Andrews’ resignation yesterday morning. According to a report from WQRL in Benton, Andrews, who has acted as Chief since 2011 will stay on the force as an investigator, but has resigned from the position of chief. He will be replaced in the interim by Kyle Melvin until a permanent replacement can be found. Melvin is an 8-year veteran of the Department.