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    Omar Scales, John L. Weeams dead, Akeem Lewis in custody

    12:23 PM, Jul 8, 2013   |    comments
    Akeem Lewis, 23, is in custody in a Batesville double homicide investigation. (Photo: Independence Co. Sheriff's Office/VINELink)
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    BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Two men are dead after a shooting in Batesville.

    The Independence County Sheriff's Office got the call around 8 p.m. July 6 about a shooting at a home on the 200 block of Dry Run Circle.

    Deputies found Omar Scales, 25, inside a vehicle with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, and they found John L. Weeams, 47, inside the home with a gunshot wound to his chest.

    Both victims were taken to the White River Medical Center where Weeams was pronounced dead. Scales died a short time later.

    Deputies were told the suspect left the scene in a white Ford with rims and tinted windows. During their investigation, deputies developed Akeem Lewis, 23 of Cotton Plant, as a suspect.

    Lewis is currently awaiting formal charges from the prosecuting attorney.

    (Source: Independence County Sheriff's Office)

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