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Court date for suspect in Texarkana home invasion killing moved to June

by Lori Dunn | May 25, 2023 at 10:00 p.m.

TEXARKANA, Texas -- A court date for a 20-year-old man charged with capital murder has been reset for June 14 in Bowie County's 202nd District Court.

Cameron Ware is one of three men charged in the shooting death of Texarkana husband and father Craig Garner during a 2019 home invasion.

Ware remains in the Bowie County Correctional Center on a $1 million bail. He is represented by attorney Tabitha Branch.

Ware, Kentraile Detrontae Collins Jr. and Daveon Woods were all 17 at the time of the killing so are ineligible for the death penalty.

Collins pleaded guilty in February shortly before his trial was to start and received 20 years in the Texas Department of Corrections, according to Bowie County court records.

Collins was arrested in August 2020, a week before a trial jury found Woods guilty of capital murder in the same case. Woods was sentenced to life in prison.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Woods forced someone at gunpoint to give him and the other defendants a ride to River Crossing Apartments on College Drive about 1 a.m. Nov. 9, 2019. Woods, Ware and Collins allegedly kicked in the door to Garner's apartment where he, his wife and children were sleeping.

Garner was shot with bullets from two firearms of different caliber.

Police say Woods and Ware mistakenly kicked in Garner's door and that their intended target lived elsewhere.

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