Benton County Jail worker placed on administrative leave following criminal investigation

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GRAVETTE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A man who works in the Benton County Jail is on administrative leave because of a pending criminal investigation.

The man is being investigated by the Gravette Police Department.

Cpt. Bryan Smith with GPD did not say why the department is investigating the man, but confirmed that an interview with the man happened October 25.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the leave started October 20.

This is a developing story. Stay with KNWA/FOX24 for more information.

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