Unless granted bond by a Circuit Court judge, four men charged in the shooting death of a Union teen will remain in jail until their case comes to trial.
Chadrick Harold Johnson, 23, 851 Cambridge St., Carlisle; Devonta Elemeshion Mobley, 20, 124 Lawrence St., Carlisle; Daveus Lamonte Boler, 18, 4879 English Ave., Carlisle; and Danny Ray Gossett, 21, 208 Leroy Gossett Road, Union, are each charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with murder, attempted murder, malicious injury and discharging a firearm into a dwelling.
The four are charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Dequan Tyrone Jones. Jones and a second man, 20, were shot in Lukesville Road area of Buffalo around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. The two were transported by private vehicles to the emergency room at Wallace Thomson Hospital where Jones died a short time later. The second victim’s wounds were non-life threatening and he has since been released from the hospital.
Johnson was arrested the day of the shooting while Mobley was arrested Aug. 24. Boler and Gossett were arrested at their homes on Wednesday.
All four are currently being held in the Union County Jail and that’s where they will remain unless granted bond by a Circuit Court judge.
Union County Sheriff David Taylor said Friday that Boler and Gossett were denied bond by a Union County Magistrate during a hearing held at the jail the day of their arrest. He said bond hearings had already been held for Johnson and Mobley and they too had been denied bond.
Taylor said the four will have another opportunity to ask for bond when General Sessions Court convenes in September. He said that because they are charged with murder, the four are entitled to a bond hearing before a Circuit Court judge.
If denied bond by the Circuit Court judge, Taylor said the four will remain in jail until their case goes to trial.
Taylor said the investigation is continuing and that he expects more arrests will be made.
Since the investigation began, Taylor has released few details about the incident, but did say Wednesday that investigators had determined a motive in the shooting. He declined to reveal that motive because of the impact it could have on the investigation and the trial of the suspects.
Taylor also revealed that Jones knew the accused, but declined to reveal the nature of their relationship because of the investigation.
Deputies searching the crime scene found a handgun believed to have been used in the shooting.
On Wednesday, Taylor said the gun was a 9mm Highpoint which had been fired but had apparently jammed with bullets still in the magazine when found by deputies. He declined to reveal whether investigators had determined who was carrying the gun at the time of the shooting.