Men caught driving missing Texarkana man’s truck face criminal homicide warrants

left - Brandon Brown, 22 right - Marquell Smith, 20
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Christopher Guilbeau (Cates)

Two men who were caught driving a missing Texarkana man’s truck in Tulsa, Oklahoma have pled guilty to charges in Oklahoma and are now facing criminal homicide warrants from Texarkana, Texas Police.

Christopher Guilbeau  was reported missing to Texarkana, Arkansas Police in early March.

Tulsa police arrested 22-year-old Brandon Brown of Dallas and 20-year-old Marquell Smith of Texarkana on March 5 after they were stopped driving Guilbeau’s truck.

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Guilbeau’s body was discovered March 6 after police received two calls to 911. Texas patrol officers located Guilbeau’s body in an alley near the 1100 block of Della Street.

According to Texarkana, Texas Police Public Information Officer Sergeant Mike Jones criminal homicide warrants have been issued for Brown and Smith. They must first serve time for their charges in Oklahoma before being returned to Texarkana.

According to Oklahoma court records Brown and Smith were charged with possession of stolen vehicle and possession of paraphernalia. Brown was also charged with driving without a license.

Both pleaded guilty April 1 with the possession of stolen vehicle charges downgraded to joyriding. Both were sentenced to 6 months for joyriding and 6 months for possession of paraphernalia to run concurrently with each other with credit for time served.

According to court records both Smith and Brown have a court date on July 29 for fugitive from justice charges at which time extradition will be discussed.

JUDGE CLIFF SMITH: DEFENDANT PRESENT, NOT IN CUSTODY AND REPRESENTED BY CHUCK SULLIVAN. STATE REPRESENTED BY TANYA WILSON. COURT REPORTER IS WAIVED. DEFENDANT WAIVES PRELIMINARY HEARING, RIGHT TO JURY AND NON-JURY TRIAL. DEFENDANT SWORN IN OPEN COURT. PARTIES WAIVE JURISDICTION OF THE COURT. DEFENDANT ENTERS A PLEA of GUILTY. COURT ACCEPTS PLEA AND FINDS DEFENDANT GUILTY. DEFENDANT IS SENTENCED AS FOLLOWS:

COUNT ONE (1): AMENDED TO JOYRIDING – DEFENDANT SENTENCED TO SIX (6) MONTHS in the custody of the TULSA COUNTY JAIL WITH CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED. DEFENDANT ASSESSED A FINE IN THE AMOUNT OF $375.00; VICTIM’S COMPENSATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $75.00, COURT FUND $75.00; PLUS COSTS.

COUNT TWO (2): DEFENDANT SENTENCED TO SIX (6) MONTHS in the custody of the TULSA COUNTY JAIL WITH CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED. DEFENDANT ASSESSED A FINE IN THE AMOUNT OF $375.00; VICTIM’S COMPENSATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $75.00, COURT FUND $75.00; PLUS COSTS

TO RUN CONCURRENTLY WITH EACH OTHER

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