Cordova Man Indicted For Murder In Death Of Man In Parking Lot Of Bartlett Taco Bell

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A 19-year-old Cordova man was indicted on first-degree murder charges Tuesday in the shooting death of an acquaintance last summer on the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in Bartlett, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.

A grand jury also indicted defendant Kentrell Spight on the felony charge of employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony.

Spight was indicted in November in a separate murder case that occurred in February of last year involving the shooting death and especially aggravated robbery of Jereme Jones and Devonte Taylor. Three other defendants also are charged in that case.

Jones and Taylor, both 19, were found dead in a car in Fletcher Creek Park on Dexter Road in Cordova.

He is being held on $4 million bond in the Shelby County Jail.

On Tuesday, Spight was indicted in the death of 17-year-old Jaylon Cohen who died of multiple gunshot wounds suffered at around 11:30 p.m. July 3, 2018, in the parking lot of Taco Bell at U.S. 70 and Appling Road in Bartlett.

Investigators said Spight had taunted Cohen earlier via social media messages.

The case is being handled the DA’s Crime Strategies Prosecution Unit which incorporates and expands the work of the Multi-Agency Gang Unit, the Organized Crime Unit, Project Safe Neighborhood/Gundone, GunStat, the Safe Streets Task Force and the Violent Crime Unit.

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