Albany man arrested in Tallahassee for murder of Metro Atlanta teen
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WALB) - An arrest has been made in the murder of 17-year-old D’Shauntie Kyanni Hunter, according to the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office in Barnesville, Georgia.
Sheriff’s Investigators, the GBI, and US Marshals have arrested Jaylan Ja’shad Ray, 22, of Albany, the sheriff posted on their Facebook page.
He was taken into custody in Tallahassee. The US Marshals Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force says the victim’s body was found in a cemetery on Sunday, Jan. 10.
The task force says it received information Wednesday that Ray was possibly in the Tallahassee area. At about 11 a.m., the task force, along with Leon County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Florida Highway Patrol troopers found Ray driving a 2010 black Honda Accord on Highway 20 and Getty Road.
The task force used LCSO’s helicopter to track Ray until a large group of task force members could stop his car, the press release says. The task force, along with LCSO and FHP, initiated a traffic stop on Ray’s vehicle at the eastbound rest stop on I-10.
He was arrested without incident.
Ray will be awaiting extradition in the Leon County Jail￼.
Warrants have been taken against Ray for murder and aggravated assault.
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