By Sarah Willets firstname.lastname@example.org
March 18, 2014
LUMBERTON — A Lumberton teenager accused of murder is now facing assault charges after a jail fight involving five other inmates, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
Dreashawn Kammaron Tyler, 16, turned himself in to Lumberton police on Nov. 10 and was charged with the shooting death of 21-year-old Eh Taw Taw, who was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds to the stomach on Grace Street the day before.
Tyler, along with 17-year-olds Raekwon Miguel Locklear, Jerod Kutree McNeill and Dyrek Jamar McDonald are each charged with assaulting two other inmates at the Robeson County jail on Saturday, according to Maj. Anthony Thompson, chief of detectives.
Jamal McRae, 16, and Corey Newkirk, 17, did not suffer any major injuries, Thompson said.
Locklear, who is from Red Springs, is in jail on 2012 charges for beating a 4-year-old Pembroke boy to death and injuring two other small children he was babysitting, according to previous reports The Robesonian.
McNeill, of Gardenia Drive, Lumberton, was one of five people charged in the March 2013 shooting death of DaQuan Stephens, a Fairmont High School student, according to Robesonian reports.
McDonald was injured in a drive-by shooting in Laurinburg in January during which a 15-year-old boy was killed, but fled the scene because there were warrants out for his arrest, according to The Laurinburg Exchange. He was was turned over to police and served with outstanding warrants for robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault inflicting serious injury and three counts of kidnapping.
Tyler’s bond has been increased by $1,000 following the charge. He was being held under no bond for the murder charge and a $50,000 bond for shooting into occupied property and breaking and entering.
Locklear is facing a $1,000 bond for the assault charge, McNeill $1,500 and McDonald $500. McDonald was also charged with resisting an officer following the fight, adding another $500 to his bond.