Lottery Store Murder Suspect Won’t Waive Extradition; Court Date For Other Suspect
November 14, 2012
One suspect in the murder of a Davisville lottery store owner remains in an Alabama jail a week after his arrest, while the second suspect is due in a Florida courtroom later this month.
Malcolm Troy McGhee, Jr., 24, was arrested during the early morning hours of November 7 in Escambia County, Alabama, and booked into the Escambia County (Ala.) Detention Center in Brewton. Authorities said Tuesday McGhee refused to waive extradition — meaning that a hearing will have to be held in Alabama before he can be returned to Escambia County, Florida, to face a murder charge. McGhee remains in the Brewton jail on a fugitive from justice warrant from Escambia County, Florida.
Brent Dewayne Lambeth, age 20 of Atmore, was arrested the afternoon of November 7 by a U.S. Marshals Task Force at or near a trailer in a wooded area on Sandy Hollow Road near Walnut Hill. He is being held in the Escambia County (Fla.) Jail without bond. Lambeth has been declared indigent by the court and will be appointed a public defender. He is due to appear in court November 29 for an arraignment hearing before Judge Ross Goodman, according to court records.
Both men are facing charges of 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 a robbery about 1:30 p.m. on November 6.
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: The owner of the State Line O’ Yes Lotto on Highway 97 was killed during an exchange of gunfire on November 6. Pictured below: Suspect Brent Dewayne Lambeth, was taken into custody at or near this mobile home on Sandy Hollow Road in Walnut Hill. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.