Bond set for suspects in Blytheville robbery/homicide investigation

Bond set for suspects in Blytheville robbery/homicide investigation
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BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A pair of suspects have appeared in court in connection with a robbery and homicide investigation in Blytheville.

Granville Murphy of Mississippi and a 14-year-old juvenile were arrested Feb. 8 in the shooting death of Jerry Marshall.

Authorities investigated the shooting and robberies that have happened in the Mississippi County town in recent days.

According to Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson, police say the incidents happened between Feb. 3 and Feb. 6, with the shooting leading to the death of Jerry Marshall.

“Between February 3rd and February 6th, 2019, the Blytheville Police Department received two reports of the robbery of pizza delivery drivers and two reports individuals being robbed,” police said in a statement. “On February 6, 2019, the Blytheville Police Department began an investigation into the shooting death of 63-year-old Jerry Marshall of Blytheville, which is now considered a homicide.”

Murphy was arrested on suspicion of one count of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated robbery, while the juvenile was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated robbery.

A $100,000 cash bond was set for Murphy in the case.

A $125,000 cash bond was set for the juvenile, who is being charged as an adult and whose name is being withheld pending pre-trial juvenile hearings, Thompson said.

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