Double slaying update | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Double slaying update

Posted By on Wed, May 20, 2009 at 2:49 PM

Update on double slaying on NLR freeway:

State Police spokesman says one of three men sought for questioning has been arrested on parole violation and is in custody after voluntarily meeting with investigators. Another was questioned and not taken into custody. A third is still being sought.

Broderick Patrick, 30, of North Little Rock, one of three men State Police had been searching for to question in connection with two recent murders, voluntarily met with Special Agents late yesterday (Tuesday, May 19th) at Little Rock State Police headquarters.  Patrick was subsequently taken into custody by State Police based on a parole violation warrant and today remains in custody at the Pulaski County Jail.
Monday afternoon (May 18th) State Police confirmed for news reporters who had monitored law enforcement radio broadcasts that Patrick along with Kevin Odonald and Terry Dean Birts, both 25 years-old and of North Little Rock, were individuals who State Police wanted to question in connection with the murders of Tammy Lawrence and Ahki Hughes.
Later Monday, Odonald arrived at State Police headquarters to meet with agents and was subsequently allowed to leave.
Each of these men has been identified as individuals State Police want to meet and question about the Lawrence and Hughes murders.  The bodies of the victims were discovered Saturday, May 9th inside a SUV along side Interstate 40 (westbound) between Burns Park and Crystal Hill Road
Meanwhile a search for Birts continues and anyone who knows his whereabouts or who has information about the murders of Lawrence and Hughes is asked to contact the Arkansas State Police at (800) 553-3820.

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