Blytheville men plead guilty to reduced charges

Blytheville men plead guilty to reduced charges
Desmond Patton (Source: Blytheville Police Dept.)
Desmond Patton (Source: Blytheville Police Dept.)

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Two Blytheville men originally charged with murder got their charges reduced after pleading guilty to other offenses.

Randen Caruthers, 18, and Desmond Patton, 17, were arrested in June 2015 on capital murder charges in connection with the shooting death of Kennon Daniels.

After appearing in Osceola District Court later that week, Caruthers was charged with capital murder, aggravated robbery, and engaging in violent criminal group activity.

Patton faced the same offenses as well as possession of firearms by certain persons.

Both men appeared in Mississippi County Circuit Court this week.

Patton pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery. The capital murder charge was dismissed.

Caruthers also pleaded guilty to robbery and his murder charge was dismissed.

Both men were sentenced to 10 years in prison.

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