Grand jury indicts man for murder


A Bowie County grand jury handed down a murder indictment Thursday for a 23-year-old Texarkana man accused of fatally shooting another in a gas station parking lot last month.

Tyvon Montrel Gullatt is accused of shooting Carlos Clark at Chevron on State Line Avenue in Texarkana, Texas, on Feb. 10. According to a probable cause affidavit, Clark and another man were sitting in a car in the parking lot when Gullatt got in the back seat. A short time later, all three men exited the vehicle and ran in different directions as the sound of a gunshot was heard.

The man in the car with Clark told investigators that Gullatt tried to rob them and had displayed a gun. The man said he was running to the back of the gas station when he heard and shot and after circling around, found Gullatt on the ground near the car.

A 16-year-old told investigators he rode with Gullatt to the gas station with plans to buy marijuana from Clark and/or the man with Clark. The juvenile said Gullatt and the other two men jumped out of the car after a brief interaction and that he drove Gullatt from the scene. The juvenile said he saw Gullatt give a handgun to his grandfather.

The man who was with Clark at the time of the shooting denied knowing anything about money and marijuana found in the parking lot. Gullatt allegedly told investigators he thought Clark and his friend were going to rob him so he pulled a gun.

Gullatt is currently being held in the Bowie County jail. Bail is set at $1 million.

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