Two Men charged in Elderly Man's Death

Blytheville, AR (KAIT)- A Mississippi County man is in custody after admitting to the death of an elderly Blytheville man.

Joe Perkins, Jr. is charged with Capital Murder and Aggravated Robbery in the death of 70-year old R.D. Newbern.

Perkins admitted to shooting Newbern at his Barbeque stand in Blytheville earlier this year. Antwane Blair has also been arrested in Newbern's death. He is also charged with Capital Murder and Aggravated Robbery.

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