Texarkana man arrested on murder charge

Daevion Marquez Williams, 22, of Texarkana, Ark.
Daevion Marquez Williams, 22, of Texarkana, Ark.(Source: Texarkana, Ark., Police Department)
Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 9:53 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2022 at 11:34 AM CST

TEXARKANA, Ark. (KSLA) — A man wanted for murder in Texarkana has now been captured.

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department posted on Facebook Tuesday, Dec. 6 just before 11 a.m. that Daevion Marquez Williams, 22, is now in custody. He’s facing a charge of first-degree murder. The warrant for his arrest was issued Monday, and was the department’s second in less than 24 hours.

On Sunday, authorities said they have a warrant to arrest 18-year-old Jamauri Martavious Davis, of Texarkana, on a charge of first-degree murder.

He stands 5′8″ tall, weighs 150 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes and should be considered to be armed and dangerous. Davis was last said to be heading toward El Dorado, Ark.

He is a suspect in the death of 19-year-old Keeunta Gilliam, whom police found had been shot about 3:28 p.m. Sunday in the 2000 block of E 24th Street.

Police still also are investigating the shooting death of 26-year-old Joseph Ross, of Texarkana. He was in a parking lot in the 4500 block of N Stateline Avenue when gunshots were fired early Sunday morning, authorities previously said.

Ross was taken by private vehicle to CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities urge anyone with any information about Davis to call 9-1-1 or call police’s criminal investigation division at 903-798-3154 or Texarkana Area Crime Stoppers at 903-793-7867.