2 More Blacks Arrested for Shooting Newly-Wed Firefighter

My Fox 8
December 8, 2013

Marco Kauffman with his new wife, Maryann. Marco is still in hospital, likely paralysed down one side from a shot to the head.

Marco Kauffman with his new wife, Maryann. Marco is still in hospital, likely paralysed down one side from a shot to the back of the head.

Two arrests have been made in connection with the shooting of a volunteer firefighter in Cleveland on Monday.

Jaylend Daquann Turner, 19, of Statesville, was charged with attempted murder, felony breaking and entering, felony larceny of a firearm and felony larceny. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under $3 million bond.

Michael Dwayne Teasley, 25, of Statesville, was charged with accessory after the fact. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under $500,000 bond.

Police are still searching for Khari Dewayne McClelland, 23, and Tramel Devon Hart, 18, in connection with the case.

Michael Teasley, Jaylend Turner and Khari McClelland

Michael Teasley, Jaylend Turner and Khari McClelland. The ‘men’ responsible.

Officials said Marcus Kauffman and his wife had just returned from a Thanksgiving trip out of town when they noticed a suspicious car.

Deputies said Kauffman drove his wife to a neighbor’s house and when he returned, he was shot in the back of his head.

Deputies said they are looking for McClelland after they found the suspect vehicle that was involved in the crime.

Officials said they are working to identify another person in connection with the shooting. The suspects were reportedly stealing from the victim.

Authorities said McClelland should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with any information on his whereabouts, can call Staff Sgt. Jason Owens 704-216-8683 or First Lt. Chad Moose 704-216-8687.

One comment

  1. Billy Ray Jenkins

    These Black on white crimes are reaching EPIDEMIC proportions in the South. We need to alert the masses.

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