BLYTHEVILLE – Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington announced that a Mississippi County Circuit Court found a Blytheville man guilty of killing a woman after he argued over a fast food order in 2019.
The seven-woman, five-man jury convicted Andra Crockett, 34, Wednesday of first-degree murder for the March 5, 2019, slaying of Priscilla Aldridge, 37, Ellington said. The jury also found Crockett guilty of first-degree battery for also shooting and injuring Kevin Thomas, 37, who is Crockett’s brother.
Ellington said Aldridge and Thomas brought an order of fast food home to Crockett that evening. When Crockett opened his bag of food, a neighbor heard him say to Aldridge, “Bitch, you know I don’t like mayonnaise on my hamburger.”
Police said Crockett shot Thomas three times and Aldridge once
Circuit Judge Ralph Wilson sentenced Crockett to 75 years for the first-degree murder charge, 40 years for the first-degree battery count and added 15 years as an enhancement for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The counts will run consecutively, meaning Crockett could serve a maximum sentence of 130 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction, Ellington said.
“I appreciate the hard work and dedication of lead Blytheville Police Department detective Jason Simpkins and deputy prosecutors Gina Knight and Curtis Walker in obtaining a conviction for this senseless murder over a botched fast food order and putting this dangerous criminal in prison for a long while,” Ellington said.