Crime & Safety
Benton County deputy arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge
Little Rock, Arkansas – A deputy from Benton County was taken into custody on Sunday in Bentonville on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to a spokesperson for the Bentonville Police Department.
According to the information released, the 34-year-old deputy, Derek Lee Stamps, was arrested on a charge of violating the omnibus DWI statute. Authorities said that Stamps was operating a county-issued, unmarked vehicle that was not associated with law enforcement at the moment of the arrest.
Lt. Shannon Jenkins said that Stamps served as a prison guard for Benton County in the past and had been laid off as of Monday morning.
Additional information regarding the incident was not made public.
Stamps was released from custody on a written guarantee without having to post bond.