UPDATE: 14-year-old arrested in Conway double homicide denied bond
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UPDATE (7/24 12:45 p.m.):
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A judge has denied bond for a 14-year-old boy arrested in the deaths of his grandparents in Conway.
The Faulkner County prosecuting attorney's office said the teenager, whose name hasn't been released, was denied bond during a court hearing Friday morning.
Prosecutor Cody Hiland has said he would wait for the full police report before deciding the exact charges and whether to charge the boy as an adult or juvenile.
Hiland says he expects more arrests to be made in the fatal shooting of Robert and Patricia Cogdell, who were both 66. They were found fatally shot Wednesday afternoon.
The teen, who lived with the Cogdell's, is being held on two potential counts of capital murder.
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UPDATE (7/23 12:51 p.m.)
Conway police have arrested a 14-year-old in the double murder of 66-year-old Patricia Cogdell and 66-year-old Robert Cogdell. According to police, the teenager is the couple's grandson. He is in jail pending charges of two counts of capital murder.
Detectives believe the murder took place Tuesday night. They believe Robert Cogdell was shot inside the house and Patricia Cogdell was shot in the garage. Both bodies were dragged to the woods.
Police say this is an ongoing investigation and more arrests could follow.
UPDATE (7/23 9:15 a.m.):
Mayor of Maumelle, Mike Watson, noticed Robert Cogdell didn't come to his job as the Public Works Director on Wednesday afternoon.
Watson told Channel 7 News on Wednesday evening that he called Maumelle Police, who then contacted Conway Police to conduct a welfare check on Cogdell. Eventually officers found the bodies of Robert and Patricia Cogdell behind their Conway home, having suffered from apparent gunshot wounds.
"It was shocking. It's a tragedy for the city of Maumelle. It's a tragedy for our employees just like it's a tragedy for his family. We hate it for his family and we hate it for us, because everybody is in a state of shock when we found out," Mayor Watson said.
Watson said Robert Cogdell was the only Public Works Director the city of Maumelle has ever had. Prior to his role with the Public Works Department, Cogdell worked for Maumelle Land Development. He said Cogdell had a vast knowledge for many of the things built in Maumelle.
"We're going to miss Robert immensely because he could build anything and just about do anything," Mayor Watson said.
UPDATE (7/22 7:10 p.m.):
Robert and Patricia Cogdell, both 66, have been named as the victims in Wednesday afternoon's suspected double homicide in Conway.
ORIGINAL STORY (7/22 3:10 p.m.):
The Conway Police Department is interviewing a person of interest in a suspected double homicide Wednesday afternoon.
Police were called about 1:15 p.m. for a welfare check at a home in the 4800 block of Quail Run Circle after a co-worker noticed one of the residents there didn't show up to work. Responding officers found a husband and wife who both had apparent gunshot wounds.
Police say their bodies were found near the tree line behind the house, but it appeared the woman's body had been dragged there.
While interviewing family and friends, officers developed a person of interest in the case. That person is being interviewed by police, but has not been arrested.
We have a crew on scene. We will continue to update as we get more information and have more coming up at 5 and 6.