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Two Arrested in AR Shooting that Involved a Mattoon Murder Suspect

Monday, 8 April 2013

Arkansas police arrest two people they say were involved in a case with a Mattoon murder suspect.

On Tuesday April 2nd, authorities say Thomas Ray O'Dell was involved in a police shootout at a store in Bryant Arkansas.

O'Dell was wanted in Coles County for the robbery and murder of Benjamin Newton at Toaster's Bar March 18th.

Now, two more arrests have been made in connection to the Arkansas incident.

Police say 38-year-old Dolly Burnett of Alexander, Arkansas and 24-year-old Lonnie Ridling of Benton, Arkansas were arrested late Wednesday night.

Authorities say Burnett and Ridling met O'Dell and the three planned the burglary of Fred's store.

O'Dell died in the shootout.

Burnett and Ridling face multiple charges including theft and burglary.   

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