Several arrest warrants issued for firework attacks in Texarkana

TPD still looking for 4 suspects
Tavree Green (left) and Irijah Price (Right)
Tavree Green (left) and Irijah Price (Right)(texarkana police department)
Published: Jul. 9, 2022 at 9:17 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 9, 2022 at 9:43 AM CDT
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TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) - Warrants have been issued for nine individuals, young adults and juveniles, who reportedly attacked officers with fireworks.

On July 4, officers were responding to a couple of complaints about fireworks. When they arrived it was like a warzone, multiple residents, officers, and firefighters were reportedly attacked by people shooting fireworks intentionally at them. Now the Texarkana Police Department (TPD) has issued warrants for the arrest of nine individuals, including juveniles and some young adults.

Since they have issued the warning, TPD has arrested three juveniles and two adults out of the nine that are wanted. The adults arrested were Anthony Biddle, a male that is 25 years of age from Texarkana, Ark., and Gary Carson, a male that is 26 years of age from Texarkana, Texas.

Anthony Biddle, 25
Anthony Biddle, 25(Texarkana Arkansas Police Department)
Gary Carson, 26
Gary Carson, 26(Texarkana Arkansas Police Department)

The juveniles were booked into the Miller County Juvenile Detention Center. Biddle was booked into the Miller County Jail, and Carson was arrested by the Texarkana Texas Police Department and booked into the Bi-State Jail.

TPD currently is still looking for two juveniles and two adults. The two adults are Tavree Green, 19, and Irijah Price, 21, both of Texarkana, Ark.

Two adults suspects wanted for firework attacks.
Two adults suspects wanted for firework attacks.(texarkana police department)
Two adults suspects wanted for firework attacks.
Two adults suspects wanted for firework attacks.(texarkana police department)

Each individual will be charged with the following:

  • Aggravated assault - nine counts
  • Battery in the 2nd Degree engaging in violent criminal group activity
  • Terroristic act
  • Criminal mischief in the 1st degree with damages over $1,000 but under $5,000.

The Criminal Investigation Division expects to issue more felony warrants for individuals involved in the July 4th assault against officers.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of the wanted felons, please call 911, The Criminal Investigation Division at 903-798-3154, or Crime Stoppers at 903-793-7867. You can remain anonymous.

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