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Man arrested in 2014 Sikeston shooting sentenced to 10 years in prison

Craig “Pico” Marks (Source: Sikeston DPS) Craig “Pico” Marks (Source: Sikeston DPS)
(Source: Nick Chabarria, KFVS) (Source: Nick Chabarria, KFVS)
(Source: Nick Chabarria, KFVS) (Source: Nick Chabarria, KFVS)
A witness says the victim was shot on Lanning and made it to this home on Mary St. (Source: Nick Chabarria, KFVS) A witness says the victim was shot on Lanning and made it to this home on Mary St. (Source: Nick Chabarria, KFVS)
SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -

Craig "Pico" Marks, a man arrested in connection to a deadly shooting in November 2014, has been sentenced to 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to a charge possession of a firearm on March 18, 2016.

He was given credit for jail time served in this case.

Marks initially himself into Sikeston DPS officers on Sunday, November 30, 2014, where he was charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm. His bond was set at $150,000 cash only.

The charges stemmed from the homicide of Tyrell Banks, 22, of Haywood City, Missouri.

On Sunday morning, November 30, 2014, Sikeston DPS report it received a call about an individual who had been shot.

Officers responded to the 800 block of Mary Street and found Banks, who had been shot once in the chest.

Banks was taken to a hospital where he later died from the gunshot wound.

According to the 2014 probable cause statement, officers found several bullet holes at 600 Lanning Street in Sikeston. The house belonged to Banks' girlfriend.

An officer said he knocked on the door and talked to Banks' girlfriend, who gave him permission to search the home.

According to the officer, they found nine bullet holes starting inside the home and going out the bedroom wall.

Banks' girlfriend said in an interview she had been in a relationship with both Banks and Marks. She said Banks and Marks had been arguing all day but wasn't sure why.

She told officials on Sunday, November 30, that Banks came to the house while she and Marks were in bed. She said Banks opened the bedroom window and began yelling for Marks to come outside.

She said Banks had a gun in his hand.

The woman said she told both of them to let it go and was going outside to talk to Banks. She said she was putting on her shoes when she heard Banks pull the trigger and heard two clicks.

After that, the woman said she heard several gunshots and saw bullets flying from Marks' direction toward Banks at the window.

She said there were only two people in the bedroom, her and Marks, and he had to have been firing the gun.

The woman said she did not see Banks get hit by the bullets.

She said she picked up some of the spent casings and gave them to Marks before he left the house. She said she had seen Marks with a gun before, but not on this night.

According to the probable cause statement, there were four juveniles in the house at 600 Lanning at the time of the shooting. One of them saw Marks go into the bedroom a few minutes before the shooting.

A witness said that the victim was shot outside a white home on Lanning Street and then made it to a home on Mary Street.

Police marked off eight bullet holes on a home on Lanning St.

The SEMO Major Case Squad was activated and officers began investigating the shooting.

The investigation generated enough evidence and information to get a warrant for the alleged shooter.

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