NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark — Two 18-year-old suspects appeared in court in North Little Rock Tuesday morning via video arraignment where they both pleaded not guilty. The judge set no bond.
On Monday, police arrested Drequan Robinson, 18, as a suspect in the killing of Mckeough, an airman assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base. Later that night police arrested Keith Harris Jr., 18. Both are being charged with capital murder and aggravated robbery.
During Tuesday's hearing, a North Little Rock police officer told the judge that Robinson's family was trying to help him hide and eventually get to St. Louis.
Robinson then shouted to the courtroom, "that ain't got nothing to do with me."
According to the officer, two officers were injured while taking Robinson into custody.
The judge had originally set a $500,000 bond for Robinson.
Harris then appeared and pleaded not guilty. According to an arrest disposition report, during an interview, Harris said he was in a vehicle with four other individuals when recruited by Robinson to commit a robbery. Harris said he declined to go inside. However, another person in the vehicle agreed. A North Little Rock police officer said during the hearing that co-defendants told him Harris was the 'mastermind' behind the act.
The prosecutor told the judge both men should have no bond, as a capital murder charge proves both men are a threat to society. The judge then took back his original bond for Robinson and set no bond for both.
Both men are expected to appear back in court on May 23.