Teens Accused of Shooting May Face Attempted Murder Charges

JACKSON, Tenn. — Two teens accused of robbing a man at gunpoint then heading off to school can be tried as adults. Following a transfer hearing Wednesday in Madison County Juvenile Court, Judge Christy Little ruled that there was probable cause that Llyntrell Jones, 16, and Jerron Huey, 17, committed the crimes they were charged with. Judge Little further ruled that the case can proceed to adult court. Shortly after 7 a.m. on Aug. 20, Jackson police were called to the corner of Campbell and Wisdom Streets. A 53-year-old man told officers that as he walked on the 500 block of Campbell Street, he saw two male teens on a porch. When he walked past them, they called out to him and told him to come back. The man started walking back toward the teens when he saw one of them with a gun in his hand. The man turned and walked away. He then heard gunshots. He ran and called police. Officers searched the area and went back to the house where the teens had been seen. Police developed persons of interest and learned that they had just been taken to school. Jones’ and Huey’s bonds were set at $25,000 each. They were transported from the juvenile detention center to the Madison County Jail. The case will now be presented to the Madison County grand jury. Huey is facing an additional count of tampering with evidence. After conferring with prosecutors, investigators intend to present an attempted murder charge to the grand jury instead of aggravated assault.

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