Three of the four people the Lancaster police and the FBI identified as a person of interest on Friday have been arrested, along with one other, following the murder of 13-year-old Shavon Randle, reports NBC DFW.
The fourth person of interest named by authorities, Michael Titus, 19, was found dead in the home where Shavon’s body was found. His mother, Angel Titus, insists that Titus was not involved in Shavon’s murder.
“My child is not responsible for this. If he was responsible for this, he would not be dead.”
Angel gave a message to the Randle family that she is hurting along with them, and that she wants justice for both her son and Shavon.
The other three named as a person of interest, along with a fourth person, were arrested Saturday.
Devontae Owens, 24, was charged with aggravated kidnapping and is being held in the Dallas County Jail.
Laquon Wilkerson, 30, was charged with aggravated kidnapping as well and was moved from the Tri Cities Jail to the Dallas County Jail.
Darius Fields, 26, is being held at the City of Irving Jail but was arrested for charges unrelated to the kidnapping.
Laporshya Polley, 25, is also being held at the City of Irving Jail on unrelated charges.
Investigators said in the arrest affidavit that Shavon’s kidnapping was a result over a conflict around stolen drugs. A relative of Shavon’s reportedly stole drugs from two people, identified as Devontae Owens and Darius Fields. The two men kidnapped Shavon as revenge for the theft.
Investigators used cell phone signals to place Owens near Shavon’s home in Lancaster. His and Shavon’s phones traveled in the same direction until Shavon’s was powered down.
CBS DFW reports that the FBI investigation is still ongoing.
Eric Jackson, special agent in charge of the Dallas office of the FBI, had a message to anyone involved in the murder of the 13-year-old.
“Anyone that we find that were involved in this heinous crime against Shavon we will bring you to justice, and we will hold you accountable.”
The house where Shavon and Titus’s bodies were found is in Dallas councilman Dwaine Caraway’s district. Caraway says drugs “should not have been the reason for this little baby to have lost her life.”
[Feature Photo: Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, Lancaster Police Department, Lancaster Police Department]