Suspects indicted in Tallahassee double murder case

By  | 

By: Julie Montanaro | WCTV Eyewitness News
July 6, 2017

(From left) Thyland Jones, Kassiem McNeill and Miguel Martinez.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A grand jury has handed down a first degree murder indictment against Thyland Jones, according to prosecutor Jon Fuchs.

Jones is accused of shooting and killing two people last month over what prosecutors say was "fake codeine."

Shomari Fuller and Nakenya Richardson were found dead in their car on Tyson Green Way on June 10th.

Tallahassee Police investigators later found nearly two dozen liter bottles of fake codeine inside Fuller's apartment, arrest papers say.

TPD spokesman David Northway says drug cases involving codeine are "few and far between."

Fuchs says the grand jury also handed down indictments against two accomplices.

Miguel Martinez and Kassiem McNeill were indicted as accessories after the fact and McNeill was also indicted for burglary and tampering with evidence, Fuchs said.


By: Lanetra Bennett
June 15, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Three men have been arrested for the shooting deaths of 26-year-old Shomari Fuller and 17-year-old Nakenya Richardson.

Thyland Jones, Kassiem McNeill, and Miguel Martinez were arrested.

The murders happened last Saturday night at the Tyson Green Condominiums at Tyson Road and Rankin Avenue in Tallahassee.

The arrest report shows police tracked down the suspects through phone records. It says both victims were contacting Jones days before and the day of the shooting about accusations of fake drugs.

It all ended in what witnesses describe as a gruesome scene.

After the gunshots and screams rang out, area resident Orlando Hamilton says he went outside to try to help the two people he saw inside a white Dodge Charger.

He said, "Between the time of me trying to help him out, give him first aid, he was going into shock. Then, he passed away."

Hamilton says Richardson, who was in the passenger seat, had already died. Fuller was in the driver's seat.

Police say they both were shot multiple times in the head, face, and body. The arrest report says the shooter shot through the open driver's side window.

Hamilton says Fuller's car was still running with the music on.

Hamilton and other witnesses say they'd seen a man parked in a silver car minutes before the shooting. Hamilton later identified the man as Martinez. He said Martinez was sitting in a silver sedan, looking down at his phone, with the car running. Hamilton went inside his home. The shooting happened, he says, about 20 minutes later.

Police say Fuller and Richardson's phones show they'd been contacting Jones because Jones accused Fuller of selling fake codeine. The arrest report says there were texts of Jones contacting Fuller directly about the accusation, but Fuller ignored him. It says there were texts from Richardson to Fuller letting him know that Jones was making the accusation.

A meeting was set up for that Saturday night that Fuller and Richardson were killed. Police say Jones and Martinez live less than a mile away from Tyson Green.

The report says after a search of Fuller's apartment, investigators recovered large quantities of drugs, including what was believed at the time to be codeine. It was packaged in 23 one-liter bottles and labeled as "Promethazine with Codeine Syrup." It was later discovered that the codeine recovered from inside Fuller's apartment was in fact fake.

Officers say bullets found at Martinez and Jones' house match casings from the crime scene. Police say Jones and Martinez told them McNeill was directly involved in the incident. The redacted arrest report does not show exactly how.

Andrianna Smith, a resident in Tyson Green, said, "I'm glad that justice will be served. I'm glad that these guys will be held accountable for what they did. It's frightening to know that two people got murdered right outside your door step."

21-year-old Thyland Jones has been charged with first degree murder and armed robbery.

20-year-old Kassiem McNeill is charged with accessory after the fact to first degree murder, burglary of a conveyance, and tampering with evidence.

Miguel Martinez, 45, is facing charges of accessory after the fact to first degree murder.


By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
June 15, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department has arrested three men in connection to a weekend shooting at the Tyson Green Condominiums that killed two people.

21-year-old Thyland Jones has been charged with first degree murder and armed robbery.

20-year-old Kassiem McNeill is charged with accessory after the fact to first degree murder, burglary of a conveyance, and tampering with evidence.

Miguel Martinez, 45, is facing charges of accessory after the fact to first degree murder.

Officers with the Tallahassee Police Department responded to the Tyson Green Condominiums around 10:55 p.m. Saturday, June 11.

When officers and emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they found two people inside a car suffering from gunshot wounds. Aid was given to the victims at the scene but they passed away from their injuries.

TPD identified the victims as 26-year-old Shomari Fuller and 17-year-old Nakenya Richardson. Richardson is from Gadsden County.

Anyone with any information about this case is urged to call TPD at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.


By: Lanetra Bennett
June 12, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Community members are still in shock over two people being gunned down in Tallahassee over the weekend.

The shooting happened just before 11:00 p.m. Saturday night at the Tyson Green Condominiums, at the corner of Tyson Road and Rankin Avenue.

Yolanda Henderson lives in Tyson Greens. She says on her way home Saturday night, she saw two people inside a car. "I didn't think nothing of it. I thought it was a cool car. Then to see it, to drive up and actually see people in there deceased. That was a shock."

Henderson says that "cool car" was a white charger with a dragon on the side. She says it was backed into a parking spot on the rear side of the Tyson Green Condominiums.

Police say it was 26-year-old Shomari Fuller and 17-year-old Nakenya Richardson that was shot to death in that car.

"I was shocked. Still in shock. I cried. I'm not even going to lie. I cried." Henderson said.

Nearby resident Robert Campbell said, "It's just disturbing that how many shootings that we've had in the area here. I try to be vigilant. The neighbors on our block, we kind of look our for each other."

"It really is scary because you never know when somebody come around down the road and start shooting. You never know. It's too close." Said, nearby resident Jada Stewart.

Henderson says not only too close to her home, but close to her heart because of her children. She said, "I have a 16-year-old and a 23-year-old. My heart breaks. It's sad."

17-year-old Nakenya Richardson is from Gadsden County. That's all we know about the victims at this time.

Police do not know what led up to the shooting. Anyone with any information is urged to call TPD at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
June 11, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department has released the names of two people killed in a Saturday night shooting.

TPD says 26-year-old Shomari Fuller and 17-year-old Nakenya Richardson were found suffering from gunshot wounds around 10:55 p.m on the 3200 block of Tyson Green Way.

At this time, police still do not know what led up to the incident.

If you have any information, call TPD or Crime Stoppers.


By: WCTV Eyewitness News
June 11, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Two people are dead after a late Saturday night shooting in Tallahassee.

According to the Tallahassee Police Department, it happened around 10:55 p.m. on the 3200 block of Tyson Green Way.

When officers and emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they found two people suffering from gunshot wounds.

Aid was given to the victims but they passed away from their injuries.

They have not yet been identified.

TPD is asking anyone with information to give them a call at (850) 891-4200. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.



 
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus