Brothers indicted for murder

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Three brothers allegedly involved in a drug-related shooting last summer have been indicted for murder by a Bowie County grand jury.

Jacarie Antwon Sims, 24, Dequlain Deshun Sims, 23, and Jacoby Johnson, 18, are facing charges in the July 7 death of Tracy Fielding. Fielding, 21, died of gunshot wounds to his head and torso.

Texarkana, Texas, police responded at approximately 3:50 a.m. July 7 to the 300 block of Brookwood Drive. According to a probable cause affidavit, Fielding’s grandmother, Vickie Simpson, 59, was shot in the shoulder and right forearm.

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Witnesses described several men running to a black, boxy-style vehicle as one of the men fired. Investigators discovered an I-HOP receipt on the ground which was dry when the street and surrounding ground were wet from recent rains and condensation. The receipt led detectives to Johnson, who lived just a short distance from Fielding on Belt Road.

Investigators examined Fielding’s cell phone and learned that the last person he’d had contact with was Jacarie Sims. The conversation was allegedly about a marijuana deal.

In interviews with detectives, the men allegedly admitted they went to Fielding’s house to confront him about a shortage in their purchase but claimed Fielding was waving around a sawed-off shotgun. The men claimed they were scared and that one of the men fired rounds from a handgun with white grips.

One of the brothers described where he buried the firearm in a wooded area near his residence. The weapon was recovered by Texarkana, Texas, police.

All three defendants have been charged with murder and with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Murder is punishable by five to 99 years or life in prison. Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is punishable by two to 20 years.

All three of the cases have been assigned to5th District Judge Bill Miller.

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