Sixth arrest made in North Shelby County homicide

FROM STAFF REPORTS

COLUMBIANA – Two more arrests have been made in connection with a shooting death on Oct. 20 at a hotel off U.S. 280 in North Shelby County, bringing to six the total number of suspects charged in the crime.

The most recent arrests in the alleged murder of 17-year-old Stanley M. Turner II, which were announced Nov. 30, included a 20-year-old and a 17-year-old, both males from Pleasant Grove, according to information released by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

Shelby County 911 received a call about a noise complaint at the Sonesta Extended Stay Suites at 3 Greenhill Parkway at about 1:46 a.m. on Oct. 20.

Deputies responded to the area to investigate and discovered Turner deceased in the parking lot in his vehicle from an apparent gunshot wound.

“Sheriff’s Office Investigators with the assistance of other agencies have spent countless hours working this case with the goal of holding the individuals involved accountable for this unnecessary death,” the SCSO release stated. “Through their diligent investigation the death has been determined to be a homicide during the commission of a robbery.”

Six people have been charged with murder and first-degree robbery in the case:

  • Rodriguez T. Allen, 20, from Pleasant Grove, who is being held at the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $500,000.
  • Jamicah J. Jordan, 17, from Pleasant Grove, who is being held at the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $500,000 (charged as an adult).
  • Jakobi C. Witherspoon, 18, from Pleasant Grove, who is being held at the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $500,000.
  • Aja Kylandrea Brenee Whitt, 17, from Pleasant Grove, who was released from the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $500,000 (charged as an adult).
  • Jamaal Antowain Phillips, 17, from Pleasant Grove, who was arrested and subsequently released from the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $500,000 (charged as an adult).
  • Male juvenile who is being held at the Shelby County Youth Detention Center.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with more information about the circumstances leading to Turner’s death to call the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 669-4181 or CrimeStoppers at (205) 254-7777. You can also submit a tip at Crimestoppersmetroal.com. Your identity will remain anonymous, and a reward is possible for information leading to additional arrests and convictions in this case.