Benton man who allegedly punched mayor will not face charges

Benton man who allegedly punched mayor will not face charges

BENTON — A Benton man who allegedly punched Benton Mayor Fred Kondritz in the face will not face charges.

Reports indicate that Franklin County State’s Attorney Evan Owens will not charge Albert Smith after reviewing the case.

Owens also indicated that the state could pursue charges at a later date until the statute of limitations expires on both felony and misdemeanor charges.

Smith had reportedly punched Kondritz in the face at the Fred’s discount store on Feb. 8.