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MURDER USA Drug dealer Robert Tywaughn Branson shot dead by his pal Brian Pierce in Labor Day festivities

Pierce was charged by Charles County States Attorney Anthony Covington on Sept. 1, 2013, with possession of drugs and paraphernalia. In a plea deal on Feb. 11, 2014, Pierce entered a guilty plea to the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and the drug possession charge was dropped.

DC Murder & Mayhem Report: Two Men Plead Guilty to Charges In Murder of Man in Southwest Washington

Shortly after the murder, the carjacked vehicle was spotted, and Smithwick and Holmes led officers on a high-speed chase that ended near Alabama Avenue and 32nd Place SE. Holmes and Smithwick were both immediately arrested.