A man wanted by Memphis police in connection with two murders that occurred about 3:30 AM today was apprehended by Arkansas State Troopers this afternoon. The Memphis homicide case involves the deaths of a 36 year old woman and her 14 year old son.
About 12:25 PM, a state trooper patrolling Interstate 30 spotted a westbound vehicle matching the description of one that Memphis authorities believed was being driven by the murder suspect. As the vehicle exited the highway at Hope and turned into the parking lot of a Hazel Street convenience store, troopers converged onto the lot taking into custody Jose Murillo Salgado, 42, of Bartlett, Tennessee.
Special Agents of the state police Criminal Investigation Division were called to the store where evidence possibly connected to the murders was recovered.
Salgado was transported to the Hempstead County Detention Center where he is being held for Memphis police.