An 18-year-old Texarkana man is facing formal charges of capital murder, aggravated robbery and assault in connection with a shooting in a Texarkana, Ark., apartment that left two dead and another suffering from a gunshot wound.
Justin Dalton Wilson was allegedly upset at a gambling loss Aug. 28 when he opened fire, killing Reginald Davis, 55, and Scott Wiegmann, 45, and seriously injuring Lajhonta Collier, 25. Collier’s 7-year-old son was sleeping in a bedroom of the apartment when the shooting occurred, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Witnesses reported seeing a man run from the scene following the shooting and at least one positively identified Wilson, who was allegedly under the influence of Xanax.
The Miller County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has charged Wilson with two counts of capital murder, one count of attempted capital murder, one count of aggravated assault and with aggravated robbery.
Capital murder is punishable by life without parole or death by lethal injection. Attempted capital murder and aggravated robbery are punishable by 10 to 40 years or life. Aggravated assault is punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. Prosecutors added two enhancement allegations for using a firearm and for committing the crimes with a child present. The enhancements could result in up to 25 additional years which would be served consecutively to time for the other offenses.
Wilson is being held in the Miller County jail. Bail is set at $1 million. Wilson is scheduled to appear next month before Circuit Judge Brent Haltom.