Texarkana Police Arrest Second Suspect in Bay Wash Murder on Stateline


The Texarkana Texas Police have arrested Jimmy Jerome Dancer, 29, of Texarkana in the murder of Tilford Barfield III, 25, of Atlanta Texas, at the Bay Wash Car Wash on Stateline Avenue Saturday night.

TTPD Press Release:

The Texarkana Texas Police Department has arrested Jimmy Jerome Dancer, 29, of Texarkana Texas, the second suspect in the homicide that occurred on North Stateline Avenue on Saturday night.  Dancer turned himself into officers at the Bi-State Criminal Justice Center last night.

Jimmy Jerome Dancer via TTPD

Jimmy Jerome Dancer via TTPD

Officers were dispatched to the Bay Wash at 4203 N. Stateline Avenue on Saturday night at 10:10 in regards to a shooting victim who was unresponsive.  Officers arrived and discovered Tilford Barfield III, 25, of Atlanta Texas, laying on the ground with several gunshot wounds to his abdomen and legs.  Barfield was transported to Christus St. Michael by LifeNet EMS, where he was later pronounced dead.

According to witnesses, a fight broke out at the car wash.  As Barfield watched, he was shot several times.  Dancer and Lee Lewis fled the scene in a red Chevrolet Tahoe prior to officers’ arrival.

Lewis was arrested without incident on Sunday morning at his Magnolia Street residence.

Both Dancer and Lewis are charged with Murder and are being held in the Bi-State Jail.  Lewis’ bond was set at $500,000.  A bond has not yet been set for Dancer.

Anyone who has any information on this homicide is asked to call the Texarkana Texas Police Department at 903-798-3116 or CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.


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