UPDATE: Pea Ridge police have arrested a man in connection with an armed home invasion that took place on Thursday.
The suspect was identified as Malaquias Abelino-Victorino, 38, of Springdale. PRPD says the incident was isolated and the suspect was known to the victims.
PRPD said in a Facebook post on Saturday that officers were quickly able to identify the suspect and confirm he was no longer in the city.
Officers obtained information that tracked Abelino-Victorino to a location in New Mexico. PRPD was assisted by the U.S. Marshals in arresting the suspect at his home at 11 a.m. on Saturday and he was taken to the Benton County Jail.
Abelino-Victorino is being held at the Benton County jail on a felony warrant.
BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Pea Ridge Police Department says that it is looking for a home invasion suspect who may be armed.
According to a release from PRPD, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Smith Street for an intruder on Nov. 16.
The suspect broke a window and entered the home, cutting his hand in the process.
The intruder had a brief confrontation with the residents of the home before fleeing. The only thing taken was the victim’s phone, which has since been recovered.
The suspect was last seen on N. Davis and is approximately 5’3″ with dark hair. PRPD believes that it is an isolated incident, according to the release.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact PRPD at 479-451-0328.