This past Thursday afternoon, Daryl Strickland and Rodney Henry were charged with capital murder, attempted capital murder, two counts of aggravated robbery and theft of property.
Brandon McHan, 34, the owner of the Wise Buck Pawn Shop at 2408 S. Camden Road, was shot and taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center on November 12, 2018. He was pronounced dead. An employee of the store, Jason W. Booth, was also shot and taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center, then to a Little Rock hospital.
Police obtained video of both robberies and determined that the same suspects were involved in both incidents. With the help of the Federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agency, those videos were enhanced and released to the media and social media. The federal agency joined in the investigation because McHan was a federally licensed firearms dealer.
On December 3, 2018, the crime lab sent a preliminary report that the shell casing matched one found at the pawn shop, and officers and ATF agents traveled to Camden, where Strickland and Henry were arrested at two separate locations. Following a probable cause hearing December 5th, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled prosecutors had probable cause to charge both men and that they would be held without bond.
If convicted of capital murder, Strickland and Henry would be sentenced to death by lethal injection or life in prison without the possibility of parole.