PB woman accused of selling gun linked to 2013 homicide


A Pine Bluff woman charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution last year after she allegedly took one of the suspects in a May 27 homicide to Texas is facing a new allegation in connection with the same incident.

Dan’Yelle Brown, now 23, was arrested Wednesday after a police investigation revealed that she had allegedly sold a handgun to a Pine Bluff man about two days after Carol Baker, 54, was shot on the parking lot of the Lakeview Apartments at 509 W. Barraque St.

According to a probable cause affidavit from Sgt. Ralph Issac, the man told police that Brown called him and asked if he wanted to buy a gun and told the man she would sell the gun for $150, but the man offered to give her $75.

The man, who was not charged in the incident, said Brown called him on June 14 or 15 asking for money to get back to Pine Bluff and he wired her $75 through Money Gram at Walmart, sending the money to Dallas, Texas.

Police received a copy of records from Money Gram showing that the man had sent the money to Brown in Dallas.

Issac said in the affidavit the Arkansas Crime Lab was able to collect bullet fragments from Baker’s wounds and those fragments were tested and were a positive match for to the gun that Brown sold to the man. The crime lab also matched shell casings found at the scene of the homicide to the gun Brown had sold.

In July 2013, Brown was identified as the girlfriend of Samuel Kimmons, 26, who was arrested in Irving, Texas, on July 4, 2013, and brought back to Pine Bluff.

Brown posted a $10,000 bond on the hindering apprehension or prosecution charge in 2013 and was released from jail.

Kimmons and three other men — Kendal Porter, Fitzpatrick Kemp and Michael Rentals — are all accused in the shooting death of Baker.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Brown was released on her own recognizance on the new allegation after a court hearing Thursday and told to come back to court Sept. 26. The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Brown.