Second suspect in Blytheville murder now in custody

Skycop helps police with arrest of first suspect

Skycop helps police arrest shooting suspect, search for second suspect underway

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - A Blytheville man is awaiting extradition back to Arkansas in a first-degree murder case following his arrest Wednesday in Michigan.

U.S. marshals arrested 29-year-old Roderick Wilson in Detroit in connection with the July 9 murder of Randy Lewis.

Lewis was shot to death, police said at the time.

Blytheville police also arrested Ricky Wilson, 27, of Blytheville on a murder-1st degree charge in connection with the case.

Blytheville police said authorities were able to identify the suspects using Skycop video.

Around 3 p.m., Blytheville police took Ricky Wilson 27 of Blytheville into custody for Murder 1st Degree in connection to an afternoon shooting.
Around 3 p.m., Blytheville police took Ricky Wilson 27 of Blytheville into custody for Murder 1st Degree in connection to an afternoon shooting. (Source: Blytheville Police Department)

Authorities got a call around 12:30 p.m. July 9 about the homicide in the 900-block of South 21st Street.

Lewis was taken to Great River Medical Center where he died, Blytheville police said.

According to Police Chief Ross Thompson, Blytheville residents and the U.S. Marshals Service helped immensely in the case.

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