2 arrested in connection with Smith County homicide

SMITH COUNTY - Two people are now charged with murder in connection with the death of a 19-year-old that happened Nov. 5 in Smith County.

Andrew Carpenter, 19, died from a gunshot wound in a shooting at a residence on Deerwood Drive in Smith County on Nov. 5.

Investigators identified Martin Wesley Reynolds, 21 as a suspect after he arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg the same day.

Reynolds was arrested on one count of murder and remains in the Smith County Jail on a $750,000 bond.

As the investigating continued, authorities identified a second suspect, 20-year-old Nathan Ryan Garcia, and issued a warrant for his arrest on Nov. 8.

Garcia surrendered to authorities at the Smith County Sheriff's office the same day. He was charged with one count of murder with a bond set at $500,000. Garcia made bond and was released Nov. 9.

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