Double homicide in Batesville over the weekend

BATESVILLE (KATV) - A Cotton Plant man was arrested Sunday morning, accused of a double homicide.

Akeem Lewis, 23, allegedly killed 25-year-old Omar Scales and 47-year-old John Weeams Saturday night around 8:00 at 295 Dry Run Circle. Scales was found inside a car. Weeams was inside the house with a firearm beside him.

Witnesses told investigators Lewis left the shooting in a white Ford with rims and tinted windows. After working all night, detectives found Lewis and took him into custody.

At last check, he had not yet been formally charged.

KATV's Katherina Yancy is following this story. Stay with and watch Channel 7 News at 5:00 and 6:00 for more.