Macon police have arrested a fourth person in connection with the shooting of two 16-year-old Westside High School students near a school bus stop Aug. 24.
An officer stopped a white Oldsmobile on Tuesday morning that matched the description of a vehicle used in the bus stop shooting, which happened at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Storey Drive.
With consent from the driver, police searched the vehicle -- stopped on Morgan Drive near Napier Avenue -- to look for weapons that might have been used in the shooting, according to a police report. When they searched the trunk, they found 21-year-old Dontavis Jackson of Log Cabin Drive hiding inside.
Jackson was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the shooting, participation in criminal street gang activity and aggravated stalking.
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The driver, Kory Jacques Threatt, 21, of Bethlea Avenue, was charged with participation in criminal street gang activity and hindering officers after he said he knew Jackson was in the trunk, according to police and jail records.
The police gang unit obtained information that Jackson was living with Threatt after police asked for the public’s help in locating him last week.
Officers have photos of Threatt wearing the color blue associated with the Crips gang and holding guns at the camera. Gang graffiti is shown on the wall behind Threatt in the photos.
Others arrested in connection with the shooting include 22-year-old Dorian Spencer, aka “Nut G,” and 23-year-old Doug Boyd, aka “Dubb C,” who are charged with theft by receiving auto. Trevarus Kendrick, 17, also is charged with aggravated assault, participation in gang activity and theft by receiving stolen vehicle.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.