Region 8 man charged w/murder appears in court

Cordell Wells Provided by Mississippi County Sheriff's Department
Cordell Wells Provided by Mississippi County Sheriff's Department

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 man accused of murdering a Blytheville man appeared in court Monday morning.

Cordell Wells is charged with 1st degree murder in the shooting death of Wale Adelowo in Blytheville. Monday morning, Wells had his court date continued to January 25th, 2010.

According to Blytheville Police, on Friday November 6th around 6:45pm, police responded to the area of Leawood and Moultrie streets after reports of gunfire in the area.

Police in the area observed and pursued a man seen running from that area carrying a handgun. Police were able to catch the subject, 23-year-old Cordell Wells of Blytheville.

Police say Wells shot and killed 29-year-old Wale Adelowo at his home on 1001 Leawood. Witnesses provided police with a description that matched that of Wells.

Police are still investigating the motive of the shooting, but do believe Adelowo was specifically targeted by Wells, and was not a random act of violence.

Wells is being charged with Murder in the 1st degree, and had bond set at $500,000 cash bond.

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