19-year-old charged with attempted murder in Wabash Trail home invasion from May

A 19-year-old man was arrested Monday on attempted murder and burglary charges in connection to a home invasion on Wabash Trail from May 14, the Tallahassee Police Department said.
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By: Patrick Mueller | WCTV Eyewitness News
Sept. 2, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — A 19-year-old man was arrested Monday on attempted murder and burglary charges in connection to a home invasion on Wabash Trail from May 14, the Tallahassee Police Department said.

Jaylin Baldwin was initially arrested on a possession of a firearm by a Florida delinquent charge in May after police found a gun during a search warrant, but he bonded out of Leon County Detention Facility, police said.

On August 20, investigators learned Baldwin's gun was used during the home invasion near the 2300 block of Wabash Trail in May.

Investigators consulted with the State Attorney's Office and found probable cause to arrest Baldwin on attempted felony and burglary charges, as well as a firing a gun into a home charge.

He is now at the Leon County Detention Center.

Scroll to read our previous coverage on the home invasion and the arrests police have made in the case.

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By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
May 24, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – A teenager is facing attempted murder and armed burglary charges following a home invasion on Wabash Trail late last week.

Jah’lil Butts, 17, was taken into custody on Thursday. He is being charged as an adult for burglary with person assaulted, burglary with a firearm and attempted murder with a firearm.

The Tallahassee Police Department says around 3:30 a.m. on May 12, officers were called to the 2300 block of Wabash Trail for a home invasion.

The homeowner told police he fired his weapon at three suspects who allegedly broken into his house, armed with handguns. TPD says the suspects shot at the homeowner before running out of the house and fleeing the scene in a stolen Toyota Camry.

Officers were later called to the 3000 block of South Adams Street for a gunshot victim. The victim, 16-year-old Amarion Meeks, was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Later that morning, officers found the stolen Camry near the home of 20-year-old Tyree Tillman. Investigators searched the vehicle and discovered blood and spent shell casings matching those found at the scene of the home invasion.

Following an investigation, Tillman was arrested for burglary with person assaulted and attempted murder with a firearm.

Meeks was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center after being released from the hospital. On Wednesday, he was officially charged as an adult for the home invasion. He is facing charges of burglary with person assaulted, burglary with a firearm and attempted murder with a firearm.

In the early-morning hours on May 15, officers were dispatched to a local hospital for a patient with a gunshot wound. The patient was later identified as Butts. Butts was taken into custody and transported to the Leon County Detention Facility after being released from the hospital.

18-year-old Jaylin Baldwin, who lives with Tillman, was arrested for possession of a weapon or ammo by a Florida delinquent during the initial search of the residence.


By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
Updated- May 23, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – A 16-year-old boy who was arrested last week in connection to a break-in at a home on Wabash Trail will be charged as an adult.

Around 3:30 a.m. on May 12, officers with the Tallahassee Police Department responded to the 2300 block of Wabash Trail for a home invasion.

The homeowner told police that their vehicle had been stolen earlier in the week, with a handgun and the keys to the house still inside. According to TPD, the suspects used the victim's stolen house key to enter the residence.

The victim said they saw that the three suspects were armed, so they grabbed their semi-automatic rifle and fired shots at the alleged intruders.

The police department says the suspects fired their weapons at the homeowner while running out of the home, leaving behind clothing, jewelry and a stolen handgun. The suspects then drove away from the scene in a stolen Toyota Camry.

Around 4:30 a.m., officers were called to the 3000 block of South Adams Street for a teenager suffering from a gunshot wound. The boy, later identified as 16-year-old Amarion Meeks, was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Later that morning, officers recovered the stolen Toyota Camry near the home of Tyree Tillman, 20. Investigators searched the vehicle and found blood and spent shell casings matching those found at the scene of the home invasion.

According to arrest documents, officers searched Tillman's residence and uncovered items from other recent burglaries, ammunition and two handguns, one of which had been reported stolen.

Following an investigation, Tillman was arrested for the home invasion. He has been charged with burglary with person assaulted and attempted murder with a firearm.

Meeks was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center after being released from the hospital. On Wednesday, he was officially charged as an adult for the home invasion. He is facing charges of burglary with person assaulted, burglary with a firearm and attempted murder with a firearm.

A man also living in Tillman's home, 18-year-old Jaylin Baldwin, was arrested for possession of weapon or ammo by a Florida delinquent during the initial search.


By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
May 14, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – The Tallahassee Police Department confirms it responded to a shooting incident early Tuesday morning.

TPD says around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers were called to a home in the 2300 block of Wabash Trail for a break-in.

The homeowner told officers that armed suspects had entered the residence. The victim fired several shots at the suspects and they fled from building.

The case has been assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit. Investigators are asking anyone with information about the case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.


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