According to police, officers responded to the armed robbery call where the suspect jumped over the pharmacy counter with a knife just before 3:30 Sunday morning.
As the first responding officer arrived, he found 22-year-old James Miller (pictured, left) still in the store and tried to apprehend him. Miller ran out of the building before being caught by the officer a short distance away.
Further investigation determined that 26-year-old Christopher Ahrendt (pictured, right) was the driver of the getaway vehicle, and was arrested in Grant County.
Police say the duo were also responsible for a pharmacy burglary in Grant County, where an investigation is ongoing.
Miller is charged with aggravated robbery, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, unauthorized use of another person's property to facilitate a crime, theft of property, carrying a weapon and fleeing.
Ahrendt is charged with aggravated robbery, unauthorized use of another person's property to facilitate a crime, and theft of property.
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 778-1171 or 315-TIPS. Individuals also may send an anonymous tip to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to www.crimereports.com and submit a tip there.