PB murder suspect caught in Texas

Authorities in Irving, Texas, captured a Pine Bluff man Wednesday night wanted in connection with the murder of a woman at a local apartment complex in May.

Samuel Kimmons, 26, was wanted on probable cause of capital murder in the death of Carol Baker, 54, who was shot at the Lakeview Apartments, 509 W. Barraque St., May 27. She was pronounced dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body.

Pine Bluff police detectives are awaiting paperwork to be completed and plan to travel Friday or Saturday to pick up Kimmons, police spokeswoman Regina VonTungeln said Thursday afternoon.

Kimmons was among four suspects in the shooting death of Baker. Three other suspects, Kendal Porter, 23, Fitzpatrick Kemp, 34, and Michael Rentals, 19, were arrested within a day after the shooting. They were being held without bond on probable cause of capital murder.

During a hearing May 30, Detective Sgt. Bill Wiegand said Baker went to the apartment complex to pick up her grandchildren.

She put one of them into a car and picked up the other one when she and the mother of her grandchildren*** were approached by Rentals, who allegedly asked them where “D.W.” was, Wiegan said.

According to the probable cause affidavit, D.W. is Darius Martin, the brother of the other woman who was with Baker***.

Rentals allegedly told the women that “D.W. had shot up his grandmother’s house,” and when the women said D.W. did not live there, Rentals allegedly pulled out a handgun and started shooting, as did several other men who had arrived at the apartment complex in several vehicles.

A day after the shooting, Interim Police Chief Jeff Hubanks said crime scene technicians recovered shell casings from four different calibers of weapons. Wiegand testified that 22 shell casings were recovered on the parking lot.

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*** This article has been corrected from its original version. A relationship was incorrectly described. Click here for the correction notice.