BELTON — The three people arrested and charged with the March beating death of Rocky Wayne Marsh, 38, in Killeen were indicted on murder charges by a Bell County grand jury Wednesday.

Shamar Lamar Lewis, 17, Erica Brownlee, 18, and James Tyshawn Pinkard, 21, were arrested March 10 by Killeen police in connection with Marsh’s death. Marsh was killed in the Morgan Manor Apartments’ parking lot in north Killeen.

An argument between Marsh and Pinkard is believed to have spurred the assault. Pinkard and Brownlee went to a convenience store, where the argument took place, according to the affidavit. That led to Marsh pulling out a small knife and Pinkard pulling out a crowbar.

Pinkard and Brownlee then left the scene to pick up Lewis and an unidentified minor, and came back to the area.

Pinkard, Lewis and the minor hit Marsh in the back of the head, and took his phone, knife, lighter, and money, according to the affidavit.

Lewis also told police in his interview that he hit the victim with a screwdriver in the back of the head, as well as with a handsaw, police said.

A small handsaw was found in the parking lot by detectives, according to the affidavit, and when Pinkard’s car was later searched, a screwdriver with blood on it was found.

Lewis, Brownlee and Pinkard are in the Bell County Jail, each held on $1 million bonds.

Indicted in unrelated cases were:

Latresa Renea Taylor, 34, of Killeen, on a charge of aggravated assault.

Marcus DeGrazia, 26, on three charges of burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit theft.

Brandon Michael Bailey, 20, of Killeen, on a charge of evading arrest with a vehicle.

Anthony Dewayne Lee, 51, of Killeen, on a charge of delivery of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

Marquette Todd Jr., 26, of Killeen, on a charge of a controlled substance, 4 grams are more.

Jessica Marie Romano, 35, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, 4 grams or more.

Darieal Giovanni Allen, 27, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram.

Walter Lynn Williams, 33, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Gordon N. Riley, 37, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance 4 grams or more.

Andrew Levi Crawley IV, 22, of Killeen, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Kelvin Leonard Payton, 42, of Copperas Cove, on two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Cetara Marie Barnes, 30, of Killeen, on a charge of assault on a family member with a previous conviction.

Devin Trevon Kincheon, 18, of Killeen, on a charge of assault on a public servant.

Akesia Chantel Turner, 29, of Killeen, on a charge of assault on a public servant.

James Anthony Dawson, 30, of Killeen, on a charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle and another charge of aggravated assault.

Romero James Bounds, 20, of Matteson, Ill., on a charge of fraud.

Justice Cairo Lampkin, 51, of Copperas Cove, on a charge of aggravated robbery.

254-501-7552 | sullivan@kdhnews.com

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