Arrest made in murder of man in Berclair

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Edmond Knowles

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — U.S. Marshals on Wednesday arrested a man in Arkansas who is accused in the murder of a man in the Berclair neighborhood in Memphis.

Edmond Knowles is charged with first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and theft in the shooting death of Arnold Reyes in the 900 block of Novarese on Feb. 11.

Reyes was found on the ground with tape around his ankles, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, police said. He died at Regional One hospital.

Police said Reyes was selling his Ford Mustang, and was in the car with a potential buyer, who is accused of shooting Reyes and stealing the car.

A witness told police that Knowles confessed to the crime.

Agents tracked Knowles to the 1700 block of Jackson in Blytheville, marshals said in a release.

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