Arrest after cold case investigation; family of the victim speaks

Published: Feb. 16, 2023 at 7:53 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 17, 2023 at 7:00 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Texarkana Texas Police Department (TTPD) arrested a man allegedly involved in a 2009 shooting death.

On Feb. 15, TTPD announced that an arrest has been made in a shooting on the 1600 block of Apple Street, Oct. 7, 2009. Rickey Lee Dorsey Jr. was found lying in the roadway by two passersby. He had been shot several times and later died at the hospital.

“There were some dim times for the family his mother his children,” says Rickey Dorsey, who continues wearing a shirt honoring his son Ricky Jr.

“It was a big relief because at the time we figured that nothing was going to happen,” Ricky Sr. said over the past 13 years the family never gave up hope an arrest would be made. He said now that it has, the pain remains for the Dorsey family. “You can’t do nothing to bring him back that pain seems like it is happening all over again because of the phone calls.”

Today the family thanked police for not giving up on the case.

“They coud have easily swept it under the rug but they stuck with it and everything seems like it is about to come to an end, ” says Charles Dorsey, the victim’s uncle.

The family tells us there are a number of stories as to what happened but they are just wanting to know the truth.

“Now is going to be the really hard part of it when the truth is really going to come out and we really gonna see what happened that night,” says Ricky Dorsey.

Detectives working on several cold cases developed evidence about Charles Madlock and his involvement in the murder. In August 2022, a warrant was issued for his arrest, but because Madlock was already in the custody of the Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC) at the time the detectives placed a warrant hold on him.

Upon completing his sentence with ADC last week, Madlock was immediately extradited back to Texas.

In addition to that charge, he also had an outstanding felony warrant for failing to appear on a prior arrest for tampering with physical evidence with intent to impair.

Madlock’s bond was set at $1 million for the murder charge and $10,000 for the failure to appear.

He is currently being held in the Bi-State Jail.