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Suspect arrested in double-murder in Helena-West Helena

Suspect arrested in double-murder in Helena-West Helena
Suspect arrested in double-murder in Helena-West Helena(Source: Helena-West Helena Police Department)
Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 4:22 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 29, 2021 at 11:04 AM CST
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HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark, (WMC) - A suspect has been arrested in a deadly double-shooting in Helena-West Helena.

Michael Rogers, 31, is charged with two counts of capital murder and terroristic act.

The shooting happened on Nov. 26 and claimed the lives of 21-year-old Eddie Trancy and 18-year-old Alvin Redmon.

According to the Helena-West Helena Police Department, officers found the victims inside of a car on U.S. Highway 49. They had both sustained several gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead by the Phillips County coroner at 1:20 a.m.

Investigators received information that Rogers may have been involved in the shooting. He was arrested on Dec. 4 in connection with a shooting that happened at the intersection of North Fifth and Plaza streets.

Rogers is currently being held on a $750,000 bond until his first appearance on Jan. 10.

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