Gun-related domestic violence occurs in Texarkana

In the Metro Texarkana area, where an average of a thousand incidents of domestic violence is reported annually, two cases of domestic violence involving the use of firearms were recently reported.

The first involved a man who police identified as Daniel Bourg. Bourg shot and killed Lela Cason, his partner of 9 years, before committing suicide soon after.

The second, which fortunately didn’t involve the loss of any lives, involved 22-year-old Michael Benton and his girlfriend Kiara Kirkendall, 20. Benton held Kirkendall hostage inside their apartment for three hours before SWAT negotiators convinced him to surrender peacefully. Benton was charged with aggravated kidnapping and was taken into custody at the Bi-State Justice Center.


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