- Associated Press - Friday, June 2, 2017

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Three suspects have been jailed and are charged with first-degree murder in the Memorial Day killing of a 28-year-old Blytheville man.

Authorities say the suspects fatally shot Richard Wilkins Jr., during a fight that broke out late Monday.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/2ryNpsS ) Blytheville residents Quadrell Bledsoe and Gerome Spiller surrendered to police on Tuesday. Blytheville resident Cameron Wells turned himself in on Wednesday.

Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington says Wells also faces a firearm possession charge.

Court records didn’t show attorneys listed for any of the suspects.

An arrest affidavit filed in Mississippi County Circuit Court states that Wilkins’ brother was actually the intended target of the dispute, but was shot when police say he got caught up in the fight between the men.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com



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