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Man charged with murder in Wichita Falls homicide

 

A Wichita Falls man was recently indicted on murder and other charges related to two shootings he was involved in last year, court documents show.

Sidney Donnell Garcia has been indicted on murder charges in connection with the killing of Michael Dewayne Allen on October 27, 2022, court documents show.

Garcia, 29, is accused of killing Allen, who was found in the courtyard of a house in the 700 block of Welch Street, as well as wounding a second man in the same shooting with a gun that Garcia shouldn’t have had due to his his criminal convictions, court documents show.

On January 18, a Wichita County grand jury issued an indictment on one count of murder related to the October shooting and, in connection with an August shooting, an indictment on one count of aggravated assault and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. from a criminal, court documents show.

Murder is punishable up to life imprisonment. Aggravated assault carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years and illegal possession of a firearm carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

But the allegations include information about Garcia’s convictions, indicating that the Wichita County District Attorney’s office is seeking tougher sentences.

Garcia is also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly shooting the second man Oct. 27, court documents show. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and needed surgery to repair his femur.

Garcia was being held Monday at the Wichita County Law Enforcement Center with $1.45 million in bonds, according to online prison records.

The victim who survived the October shooting told police that a man she knew as “Psycho” arrived and started shooting at him and Allen, according to allegations in court documents. The surviving victim identified Garcia as the killer.

Additionally, Garcia is accused of shooting a man in the left foot on Aug. 26 outside apartments in the 5500 block of Professional Drive, according to allegations in court documents.

The victim told police he and Garcia were dating the same woman, who asked the victim for help because Garcia was assaulting her, according to allegations in court documents.

Garcia and the other man agreed to fist fight and were arguing outside, according to allegations in court documents.

But Garcia’s brother arrived with a gun, which he gave to him, and Garcia shot the other man, according to allegations in court documents.

Anyone accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Trish Choate, a corporate surveillance reporter for the Times Record News, covers education, the courts, breaking news and more. Contact Trish with news tips at [email protected] Read about her recent work here. Her Twitter handle is @Trishapedia.

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