Death investigation underway in Texarkana; homeless man arrested for murder

Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 10:28 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2022 at 6:56 PM CDT
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TEXARKANA, Ark. (KSLA) - Police responded to the scene of a home in Texarkana on Monday morning (Aug. 15) after someone was found dead inside.

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department says its officers were called out to the house in the 1600 block of Edwards Street around 8 a.m. Monday after a neighbor visited the home to check on a man and found him dead inside.

That man has since been identified as 27-year-old Bonderick Nard Jr., of Texarkana, Ark.

Officers with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department responded to the 1600 block of Edward...
Officers with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department responded to the 1600 block of Edward Street on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 after someone was found dead inside a home there.(KSLA)

Police say a child was in the home as well; the child was uninjured. Family members have taken custody of the child.

Officers with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department responded to the 1600 block of Edward...
Officers with the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department responded to the 1600 block of Edward Street on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 after someone was found dead inside a home there.(KSLA)

After investigating, a warrant for murder was issued for 29-year-old Vance Allen Brown, a homeless man.

Not long after the arrest warrant was issued, police say the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office responded to an separate assault call and saw Brown run out of the house. Deputies were able to take Brown into custody at that time. He was booked into the Bi-State Jail and is awaiting extradition to Arkansas.

Anyone with further details in the case should call 903-798-3154 or Crime Stoppers at 903-793-7867.

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