Man gets 100 years for 2008 double homicide

A co-defendant charged in a 4-year-old double homicide pleaded guilty to two counts of capital murder Monday in Faulkner County Circuit Court under Judge Charles Clawson.


Troy Allen Crook, 33, was one of two men accused in the August 2008 assault and murder of two cousins, Lonnie Brock, 62, and Bobby Brock, 45, at their home on Brown Road near Vilonia.


Ronald Dean Charles, 35, of Cabot pleaded guilty last year to two counts of capital murder and was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of being paroled for his role in the shooting deaths.

The murdered cousins were discovered by family members, who found one body inside of the home and the other in the yard.

Charles told the court last year that he and Crook had been high on crack cocaine and planned to rob the Brock cousins of a gun they believed to have been in their possession. Charles explained that selling the gun would allow Crook and himself to purchase more cocaine. However, when the events of the crime escalated, the suspects assaulted the cousins and eventually shot them.

Crook was sentenced to 100 years in prison. He will not be eligible for parole until he is 103 years old.

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