Two more murder arrests made, fourth suspect remains on the run


Two more arrests have been made in connection with the murder of a fifth grader in Harrisburg, while another man remains on the run Tuesday.

Shamonica Kiera Reaves is behind bars and charged with murder, as is Charles Chavez Jackson, Jr. Each is listed with an Earnest Byner Street address on the West End. The two were pulled over during a felony traffic stop in the area yesterday and held at gun point by law enforcement. 

Meanwhile, a murder warrant has been issued for Jerrell Antwon Stubbs, who remains on the run.

Reaves and Jackson join Rodracius Demaris Stephens, 39, the first suspect charged with murder in the killing a 10-year-old boy while the boy was in his bed. Stephens hid out for much of the morning at the Heritage Inn beside Burger King before law enforcement converged on the parking lot and arrested him without incident.

The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of Harrisburg Road. Two people were inside of the mobile home at the time of the incident – the 10-year-old and his father. At least 17 shots were fired into the home from the woodline behind the trailer park.

The shooting reportedly followed some sort of dispute or disagreement between Stephens and the boy's father, who was not struck.

The boy, meanwhile, has been identified as Damarion Byrd, a fifth-grade student at Midway Hills Academy.

Sheriff Bill Massee said during a Monday afternoon press conference that Byrd is the youngest homicide victim that he can remember in Baldwin County during his 35 years as sheriff.

"It's bad when we have anything happen to anyone in our community, but I don't have tell ya'll that when If a 10-year-old child is killed in his bed while sleeping, that's a terrible crime," Massee said.

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