Man arrested in theft of donation jar from Benton, Kentucky, store

Benton, Kentucky, police arrested a man Thursday who is charged with stealing a donation jar from a Dollar General.

The investigation into the theft began Sunday, and officers say the man was recorded on surveillance video at a Wal-Mart right after the theft, feeding the coin donations into a Coinstar kiosk. 

Police posted still images from that video of the man and his vehicle to the Benton police Facebook page, and through that they received a tip identifying him as 38-year-old Joseph Hill of Hardin. 

On Wednesday, police say they got a tip that Hill was at a home in Marshall County. Officers and Marshall County sheriff’s deputies went there, and police say Hill was found at a home on Starks Cemetary Road. He was arrested on an active warrant out of McCracken County, according to Benton police. 

Benton police say Hill used to live in Paducah, and he was wanted in McCracken County for theft of money from another donation jar. 

Hill is charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500 in Benton, and he’s charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500 in McCracken County. He is jailed in the Marshall County Jail. 

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