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Two men arrested in 2009 Texarkana homicide have court dates

by Lori Dunn | March 24, 2023 at 11:17 a.m.
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TEXARKANA, Texas -- Two men arrested recently in connection with a 2009 homicide will have hearings in Bowie County Circuit Court on Monday.

Charles Louis Madlock, 34, of Wake Village, Texas, was arrested Feb. 9 and Joshua Undronde Murphy, 34, of Texarkana, Arkansas, was arrested Feb. 28, according to court documents. Both have been charged with murder in the death of Rickey Lee Dorsey Jr. in October 2009.

Both men are scheduled to appear before Bowie County 202nd Judicial District Judge John Tidwell at the Bi-State Justice Building for pre-indictment hearings, according to court records.

Murphy is represented by public defender Jeff Harrelson. Madlock is represented by public defender Bart Craytor.

A warrant for Murphy was issued in late 2022 after detectives working on several cold cases found evidence of his involvement in the murder, said Shawn Vaughn, spokesman for the Texarkana Texas Police Department.

Murphy was located in Texarkana and arrested by detectives Feb. 28, Vaughn said. Murphy remains in the Bi-State Detention Center on a $1 million bail.

Madlock was also arrested for his alleged involvement in Dorsey's murder. Madlock was in the custody of the Arkansas Department of Corrections when detectives placed a warrant hold on him.

Upon completing his sentence with ADC, he was extradited to Texas. Madlock's bail is also set at $1 million.

Dorsey was found lying in the roadway Oct. 7, 2009, in the 1600 block of Apple Street. He had been shot several times and later died at the hospital.

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