Members of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force have apprehended two more men wanted in the July 5 shooting at downtown Macons Zodiac Lounge that left a teenager dead.
Task force members broke down the door at a house near the intersection of Taylor and Smith streets in east Macon early Wednesday evening after receiving a tip that Johnifer Dernard Barnwell, 27, was at the house, Deputy U.S. Marshal John Edgar said.
Barnwell was wanted for attempted murder and criminal participation in street gang activity.
Another man in the house, 34-year-old Terico Balkcom, was arrested for obstruction and hindering the apprehension of a felon. Balkcom, like Barnwell, was booked into the Bibb County jail.
A day earlier, task force members arrested 27-year-old John Michael Hollingshed at a hotel on Victory Drive in Columbus. Task force members were able to determine which room Hollingshed was using and knocked on the door, Edgar said.
A woman answered the door, and task force members found Hollingshed on the bed.
We arrested him without incident, Edgar said.
An arrest warrant released Wednesday alleges Hollingshed shot 21-year-old Deion Davis eight times and then passed the gun to a fellow gang member who shot 17-year-old Jamonni Bland five times. Bland died from his injuries.
Hollingshed is charged with murder, attempted murder and participation in criminal street gang activity.
Bland and Davis were shot at Macons Zodiac Lounge after a group beat Davis inside the club, located at the RiverView Event Center near Walnut Street and Broadway.
Surveillance video captured images of Hollingshed shooting Davis, according to an arrest warrant.
Miranda Victoria Pettiway, the woman who allegedly drove Hollingshed and Andre Maurice Bonner away from the club after the shooting, has given a statement placing Hollingshed in her vehicle, according to the warrant.
Pettiway, 27, and Bonner, 30, additionally are charged with murder, attempted murder and criminal participation in street gang activity.
One of the eight people initially charged in the case, 27-year-old Jarrett Durand Taylor, was released from jail Friday after police dismissed the case against him. Taylor was charged with attempted murder and participating in criminal street gang activity.
Investigators didnt feel the charges would hold, said Jami Gaudet, Macon police spokeswoman.
Gaudet said the investigation is ongoing.
Six of the remaining seven people implicated in the case are in custody. Warrants for five of the suspects allege they are members of the Mafia street gang.
The warrants for Barnwell have not been released because his arrest was after business hours Wednesday.
Hollingshed was denied bond Wednesday in a Bibb County Magistrate Court hearing. He waived his right to a commitment hearing, a time when police testify about why a person was charged with a crime.
Davis, who survived the shooting, has been released from the hospital, according to Macon police.
The task force still is searching for Jimmy Scott III, 29, in connection with the shooting. Anyone with information about the shooting or Scotts whereabouts is asked to call police at 751-7500 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 877-68-CRIME.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.