Deputies with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged two suspects Thursday in connection with a shooting that took place on Blevins Road near Elizabethton.
20-year-old Jediah Shane Glover and 18-year-old Jason Bryan Barber II are charged with first degree murder, criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.
The suspects were located Wednesday night by the Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office. Deputies with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office immediately responded and took them into custody. Glover and Barber were arraigned in Carter County General Sessions Court Thursday morning.
Investigators also took 20-year-old Zachary Scott Scalf into custody early Thursday afternoon. He was arrested on the same charges as Glover and Barber: first degree murder, criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.
Sheriff Dexter Lunceford extended his thanks to the agencies that assisted in apprehending the murder suspects.
“We want to thank the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Elizabethton Police Department, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the District Attorney’s Office, and all the citizens who reached out to us with information,” Lunceford said. “We greatly appreciate all the help we received.”
The drive-by shooting that claimed the life of 10-year-old Lillyhanna Davis took place Tuesday morning. Lillyhanna was laying on a couch in her home when a bullet came through the wall and struck her. She died of her injuries after being transported to the hospital.
Glover and Barber are being held in the Carter County Detention Center on a bond of $930,000 each. Scalf has an initial bond of $900,000 and will be arraigned in court.