A little girl of 13 has been brutally killed by a criminal gang who came to revenge after her relative was involved in a drug deal.
A Texas girl reported missing last week was found dead, in what police believe was retaliation for a drug theft involving one of her relatives.
The body of 13-year-old Shavon Le’Feye Randle of Lancaster was discovered Sunday at a house in East Oak Cliff. She was reported missing Wednesday after she vanished from her home.
Also found dead inside the residence was 19-year-old Michael Titus, who had been named as a person of interest in the teen’s disappearance.
An arrest warrant affidavit stated that Shavon’s kidnapping stemmed from the boyfriend of one of her relatives stealing drugs from two men, Dallas Morning News reported.
Two days before the girl was snatched from her home, Ledoris Randle’s boyfriend, Kendall Perkins, stole a large quantity of drugs from Darius Fields and Devontae Owens, authorities said. Perkins was arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated robbery.
The day of Shavon’s disappearance, Randle received a call from a man who said the teen was being held against her will. The caller demanded the stolen drugs be returned and threatened to kill Shavon if Randle alerted authorities, it stated in the affidavit.
According to the affidavit, a man later identified as Owens told an FBI informant of his plan to kidnap a teen to get the drugs back. Cellphone analysis also placed Owens near Shavon’s home shortly before she went missing. Authorities named Fields, Owens, Titus and a fourth suspect, Laporshya Polley, as persons of interest.
(Clockwise from top left): Laporshya Polley, Devontae Owens, Darius Fields, Michael Titus
were said to be persons of interest in a teen girl’s kidnapping. (HANDOUT)
Fields and Polley were arrested Thursday at a Best Western hotel in Irving. Fields, who has a previous conviction, was charged with drug possession and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Polley, who was attempting to flush marijuana down the toilet when the hotel room was raided, was charged with tampering with evidence and drug possession.
Owens was arrested Saturday, along with Laquon Wilkerson. Owens faces an aggravated kidnapping charge, and Wilkerson was charged with aggravated kidnapping for ransom.
No one has been charged in Shavon’s death.
“We didn’t have the positive result we were looking for, but being able to let Shavon’s family know that we’ve located her was our goal,” FBI Dallas special agent Eric Jackson told Dallas News.