After a Wednesday transfer hearing for Llyntrell Jones, 16, and Jerron Huey, 17, in Madison County Juvenile Court, Judge Christy Little ruled that there was probable cause that committed the crimes they were charged with. Little also ruled that the case could go to adult court, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department.
Police said both teens have been charged with attempted aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. Huey also faces a charge of tampering with evidence.
Both teens, whose bonds were set at $25,000 each, were transported from the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center and taken to the Madison County Jail.
Police said the case will be presented to the Madison County grand jury, who will decide if the teens should be indicted. Instead of aggravated assault charges, investigators, after speaking with prosecutors, intend to present an attempted murder charge to the Madison County grand jury.
Police said they were called to the corner of Campbell and Wisdom streets shortly after 7 a.m. on Aug. 20. A 53-year-old man told officers that he had been walking in the 500 block of Campbell Street when he saw two teenage males on a porch. The teens called out to him, telling the man to come back after he had passed them.
The man told police that as he started walked back toward the teens, he saw one of them with a gun in his hand. The man turned, walked away and then heard gunshots. The man ran and called the police.
Police said officers searched the area and went back to the house, where the man had seen the teens. Persons of interest were developed by police and they learned that the teens had just been taken to school.
Investigators went to the school and Jones and Huey were identified as the two teenage males. Both were taken into custody and transported to the juvenile detention center.
Police said further investigation determined that Jones and Huey called the man over to rob him after they saw him walking by. Huey shot at the man multiple times when the man ran away.
Huey then discarded the gun, police said and he and Jones went to school.