SEARCY, Ark. (SEARCY POLICE DEPARTMENT) - On July 18, 2013 Searcy Police responded to the Valero Gas Station at East Park and Benton for a call of an armed robbery.
It was reported to police that three black males wearing red bandanas over their faces entered the store demanding money while aiming a pistol at the clerk. While canvasing the area, detectives found a red bandana matching the one described to them by the clerk.
The bandana was submitted to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for DNA testing. On February 14, 2014 detectives were notified that there was DNA on the bandana belonging to Odis Brown, 33, of Augusta.
Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that Brown as well as Carlos Mellon, 28, of Searcy, committed the Aggravated Robbery of the Valero Store.
Both suspects are being held at the White County Law Enforcement Center (LEC) on a $100,000 bond.