Two Charged With Murdering Store Owner (With Exclusive Photos)
November 8, 2012
Malcolm Troy McGhee, Jr., 24, was arrested early Wednesday morning in Escambia County, Alabama, and is awaiting extradition to Florida.
Brent Dewayne Lambeth, age 20 of Atmore, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the U.S. Marshals Task Force, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, a Century Correctional Institution K-9 team and the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office. He was taken into custody at or near a trailer in a wooded area on Sandy Hollow Lane near Walnut Hill. He is being held in the Escambia County (Fla.) Jail without bond.
Both men are charged with murder and robbery with a firearm.
The longtime owner of the State Line O’ Yes Lotto on Highway 97 in Davisville, 74-year old Thomas “Tommy” Kroll was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire during the robbery about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Investigators said they received information from confidential sources that led to the arrests. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said Kroll’s business was specifically targeted by Lambeth and McGhee because of previous purchases of “Spice” and that the duo “intended on robbing the store of more Spice that day”.
Pictured top: Brent Dewayne Lambeth, a suspect in the murder of a Davisville business owner, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at or near this mobile home in wooded area on Sandy Hollow Road in Walnut Hill. Pictured bottom inset: An Escambia County K-9 unit was on scene. NorthEscambia.com exclusive photos, click to enlarge. Pictured below: The scene following the robbery Tuesday afternoon in Davisville. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.