Criminal Homicide Warrants Issued For Men Arrested Driving Guilbeau’s Truck

left - Brandon Brown, 22 right - Marquell Smith, 20

TEXARKANA, Texas – Warrants have been issued for 22 year old Brandon Eric Brown of Dallas, Texas and 20 year old Marquell Deonte Smith of Texarkana, Texas in connection with the death of 24 year old Christopher Guilbeau.

Guilbeau was reported missing last Wednesday afternoon by his family in Texarkana, Arkansas. The following day Brown and Smith were arrested in Tulsa, Oklahoma after Tulsa Police found them in possession of Guilbeau’s stolen pickup truck. Friday night around 11 p.m. Texarkana, Texas patrol officers discovered Guilbeau’s body concealed in an alley near the intersection of West 11th and Della Streets following two 9-1-1 calls that led them to that location.
Brown and Smith are currently in the custody of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office where they will be required to face local charges before being extradited back to Texarkana, Texas to face Criminal Homicide charges. The investigation into Guilbeau’s death will continue as detectives from both Texarkana police agencies work together to solve this crime.

“If a person is arrested in another jurisdiction for a crime that was allegedly committed in Bowie County, that person is taken to the closest county jail and must wait for the local judge to magistrate him, or read him his rights.  Once that occurs, the arrestee then chooses whether he wants to waive his rights and agree to be ‘extradited,’ or transported back, to Bowie County.  If the person signs a waiver and agrees to transport back to Bowie County, Bowie County has 10 days to go pick him up and bring him back to Bowie County.  If Bowie County misses the 10-day window, the person can be released.  Typically, the arrestee is responsible for all costs associated with transport from the arresting jurisdiction to Bowie County, which can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars,” stated Texarkana Defense Attorney Jason Horton.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to contact the Texarkana, Texas Police Department at 903-798-3116 or Texarkana Area Crimestoppers at 903-793-STOP.

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