Pubdate: Tue, 04 Jul 2017
Source: New York Post (NY)
Copyright: 2017 N.Y.P. Holdings, Inc.
Author: Jackie Salo


A 13-year-old girl found dead over the weekend in Texas was abducted
as ransom for stolen marijuana, according to authorities.

Police said Shavon Randle was kidnapped Wednesday from a Lancaster
home after the boyfriend of one of her relatives stole about 22 pounds
of pot, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Soon after she was abducted, suspects allegedly called a relative from
a private number and told them, "Give us our sh-t back or we are going
to kill her."

Her body was discovered at an abandoned Dallas home Saturday night
where 19-year-old Michael Titus, a person of interest in her
disappearance, was also found dead. Police did not explain a possible
motive for Titus' death.

Officers were led to the house by suspect Desmond Jones, who was
collared on Sunday for failure to report a death.

Authorities said the kidnapping came two days after 22-year-old
Kendall Perkins, who was dating Shavon's cousin, stole the pot from a
group of men at Motel 6 in Lancaster.

Among the men were Darius Fields, 26, and Devontae Owens, 24 -- who
were later arrested for kidnapping Shavon.

Police took another suspect, Laquon Wilkerson, 30, into custody
Saturday and charged him with aggravated kidnapping for ransom.

Perkins, who fled to a Lancaster home after the alleged robbery, was
arrested Saturday for swiping the marijuana.

It wasn't immediately clear if more arrests would be made, but
authorities said the investigation was ongoing.
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