Benton County man, wanted for arson and murder, arrested in Oklahoma

DEL CITY, Okla. — A man wanted out of Benton County was found and apprehended in Del City, Oklahoma.

Brian Wilcox is wanted for shooting someone inside of his home, then setting it on fire. Authorities haven’t released the identity of the person found dead inside the home.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office said on May 2nd, around 4 PM they received a call from officials in Oklahoma that Brian Wilcox, was in Del City. Eventually, he was arrested without incident on the murder in the first degree and arson in the first-degree warrants.

“I would like to recognize the exceptional investigative skills of our detectives working this case. In their effort to locate Mr. Wilcox, they reached out to our detective assigned to the US Marshals Task Force. We appreciate their collaborative efforts. It is because of their hard work that Mr. Wilcox was arrested. Well done detectives!” Sheriff Croskrey said in a press release.

The Sheriff’s office said they’ll work with Benton County Prosecutor’s Office to begin the extradition process.