Benton Co. Deputy Richard Kevin Harrison Fired and Arrested for Sexual Assault


ROGERS, Ark. – Benton County Deputy Richard Kevin Harrison has been fired and arrested on a sexual assault charge, according to Sgt. Shannon Jenkins with the sheriff’s office.

Harrison turned himself in at the Rogers Police Department Thursday morning on a charge of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree.

A woman living in Rogers told police Harrison had sexually assaulted her. 40/29 is not reporting details of the assault, in order to protect the victim. The victim was someone Harrison was acquainted with. The charge against Harrison is not connected with his employment at the sheriff’s office.

Harrison was released Thursday on a $7,500 bond and a court appearance was scheduled for September 5, 2017, according to the jail.

Harrison had been placed on administrative leave on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Rogers Police Dept. told the Benton County Sheriff’s Dept. they had a warrant out for Harrison’s arrest. He was immediately fired, according to Sgt. Jenkins.

“Members of the Sheriff’s Office are held to a higher standard,” Sgt. Jenkins said in a release.