Columbus police arrested two people Thursday in connection with a September 2008 fatal shooting, accusing them of involvement in a conspiracy to have David Coleman -- a possible informant in a bank robbery -- killed.
Dantrell Cornelius Marshall, 21, and Daphene Castille, 44, each face charges in connection with the Sept. 22, 2008, shooting death of Coleman, 20. Their arrests came two days short of the four-year anniversary of Coleman's death.
Marshall faces charges of murder, trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a handgun by someone under the age of 18, reports state.
Castille is charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, criminal solicitation to commit murder, tampering with evidence, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and trafficking in cocaine, authorities said.
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According to reports, Coleman was killed early Sept. 22, 2008, when gunshots came through the bedroom window of his Lawyers Lane home.
He was struck in the stomach, chest and forearm, before he staggered into his niece's bedroom.
He was pronounced dead an hour later.
Police said at the time that no one entered Coleman's home, which ruled out robbery as a motive.
Officers began investigating the death and found a link between the shooting and the Sept. 10, 2008, robbery of the Columbus Bank & Trust branch at 5445 Forrest Road, Lt. John McMichael said in a release.
According to McMichael, two suspects robbed the bank as a third waited in a getaway car.
Days later, multiple suspects pegged Coleman as a possible informant in the bank robbery.
About 48 hours before the shooting, someone asked for Coleman to be killed and offered money if he was shot, reports state.
Jamal Hakeem Castille, Terrell Maurice Mars and Marshall were arrested sometime later in connection with the bank robbery.
According to officials, warrants state police also have implicated Mars and Jamal Castille in the conspiracy to have Coleman killed.
Both are currently in federal prison for the robbery of the CB&T.
Mars pleaded guilty to the robbery in February 2010 and was sentenced in federal court to more than 17 years in prison.
Jamal Castille escaped from the Harris County Jail in April 2010.
He was convicted of that escape and the bank robbery in federal court and sentenced in June 2010 to almost 20 years.
The bank robbery case against Marshall is still pending, McMichael said.
Marshall was arrested about 1:50 p.m. Thursday outside an Ewart Street home, less than a 10-minute walk from Coleman's house, reports state.
Daphene Castille was arrested late Thursday on Lawyers Lane, just yards away from where Coleman was shot.
Police didn't give specifics about the trafficking and evidence tampering accusations Marshall and Daphene Castille face.
Both are scheduled to appear today in Columbus Recorder's Court.
McMichael said more arrests are expected.