TEXARKANA, Texas – The Texarkana, Texas Police Department has made an arrest in Saturday’s home invasion that left a 29-year-old man dead. A warrant for a second man, who is currently in Arkansas custody, has been issued.
Detectives arrested Cameron Ware, 17, of Texarkana, Texas, for capital murder Wednesday night at a home on Milam Street. He is being held in the Bi-State Jail on a $1 million bond.
A capital murder warrant has also been issued for Daveon Woods, 17, of Texarkana, Ark. Woods was arrested Tuesday by Texarkana, Arkansas Police on an unrelated aggravated robbery warrant after a Texarkana, Texas police officer observed Woods driving a vehicle on the Arkansas side of Texarkana.
Woods is being held at the Miller County Juvenile Detention Center and is expected to be extradited to Texas in the coming days. Woods will be booked into the Bi-State Jail since he is considered as an adult in Texas.
Detectives believe that Woods and Ware went to the River Crossing Apartments at approximately 1:15 a.m. Saturday to commit a robbery. However, they kicked in the door to the wrong apartment and encountered Craig Garner, who was inside his apartment with his family.
After Garner got up from bed to investigate, he was shot outside his bedroom. He later died at Wadley Regional Medical Center.
Detectives say the suspects left the scene in a light colored extended cab pickup, driving through the Highland Park neighborhood.
Detectives ask that anyone with home video surveillance cameras in that neighborhood review their footage to check for a similar vehicle between 1:15 and 1:30 a.m. Saturday. If they find anything suspicious during that time frame, they are asked to contact the Texarkana, Texas Police Department at (903) 798-3116.
“I commend the extraordinary efforts of Detectives Craig Buster and Cody Harris.This was a very difficult case with very little information in the beginning. However, they were able to follow the leads and help bring justice to an innocent victim. I can’t say enough about the job that they did on this case," Chief Kevin Schutte said.