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Arrests made in Blytheville murder case

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

3:45 p.m. UPDATE: Three people were in custody Thursday in connection with the capital murder and robbery of two people at a Blytheville convenience store Saturday. 

Isaac Branch, 25, of Osceola, Chris Clay Jr., 18, of Blytheville and a 16-year-old juvenile were arrested in the deaths of Bahadur "Bob" Dhillon and Anthony Tramble. 

Police reviewed surveillance footage from the Cherry Tree Food Mart and other businesses in the area during the night of the murder. Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson said the three arrested were seen getting out of a vehicle, putting on masks and walking into the store to rob the store. 

Thompson said the vehicle was found Wednesday in Osceola. A search warrant was received to search the vehicle and a FBI forensics team from Little Rock processed the vehicle for evidence. 


3:21 p.m. UPDATE: Blytheville police had worked for nearly a week, asking for tips from the public, for information in connection with the double murders. 

Bahadur "Bob" Dhillon, 62, who owned the convenience store, was found at the counter area and Anthony Tramble, 56, who worked at the store was found at the rear of the building, police said Sunday. The store is located on Chickasawba Street in the middle of town. 

Police said both men were shot to death. Both family and friends said over the week that the men were hardworking and dependable, noting they did not deserve what happened to them.  

The bodies were sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock for an autopsy. Police also offered at least a $1,000 reward for information in the case, while a local bank set up an account to help raise money for the reward. 


Police have made at least one arrest in the double murder in Blytheville on Saturday night. 

Officers went to the Cherry Tree Food Mart Saturday night to respond to the shooting. Two employees at the convenience store were found dead. 

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