Police arrest robbery suspects accused of inside job

Michael Ray

BENTON (KATV) - Benton police arrested two suspects in connection with a convenience store robbery early Saturday morning.

According to Benton Police Department spokesman Lt. Kevin Russell, around 2:45 a.m., officers responded to a report of a robbery at Murphy USA on the 17000 block of Interstate 30.

The clerk told police a man armed with a gun took an undisclosed amount of money and left the scene.

Officers later identified 18-year-old Michael Ray as the suspect and arrested him.

Police also arrested the clerk, 22-year-old Anthony Honeysuckle, after their investigation led them to believe he had planned the robbery with Ray beforehand.

Both suspects are charged with aggravated robbery and theft of property, and police say additional charges are possible.

If you have information about this incident, you are asked to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171.