Bartonville Man Arrested in Franklin County Domestic Dispute

Benton – A Peoria area man is behind bars after allegedly beating his father. According to a release from the Benton Police Department, officers were called to a home on the 500 block of East Smith Street sometime last night to a report of a domestic dispute. When police arrived they placed Phillip Van Meter of Bartonville under arrest after a brief struggle. Van Meter is being charged with domestic battery, aggravated assault and resisting a peace officer. He is being held in the Franklin County jail awaiting a formal court appearance.