Suspect identified in Craighead County murder investigation

JONESBORO, Ark. – A homicide is under investigation by the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office and a suspect is in custody facing a charge of first-degree murder.

Chief Deputy Justin Rolland told NEA Report the department was working the homicide Friday morning (January 27) at 116 County Road 457 in Craighead County. It began at about 3 AM with a 911 call reporting a female gunshot victim, Rolland said.

One person is in custody, Rolland confirmed. Bennie Ross, 47, was booked into Craighead County Detention Center at 4:40 AM on a charge of 1st Degree Murder. The inmate roster lists his bond requirement at $3 million.

The female victim’s name has not yet been released.

The Craighead County Sheriff’s Office released this statement on social media:

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  1. How long does it take to to release the murder victims name that Ross was charged with?

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