Hearing rescheduled for third Super 8 shooting suspect

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comJanuary 30, 2014 

Trevon Brown

Trevon "Trey" Brown's hearing for his suspected involvement in the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Troy Saunders was quickly postponed Thursday after his attorney argued for it to be moved to Monday.

Brown, 19, faces murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime charges. He was taken into custody Tuesday at about 9:35 p.m., after he voluntarily turned himself in.

Attorney Stacey Jackson asked the court to reschedule Brown's hearing to 9 a.m., Monday. The reason for the delay was not openly stated. After some deliberation, Judge Michael Cielinski granted the request.

Brown is one of four suspects accused in Saunder's death. Neisha Jones, 17, and Mayson Gibson, 20, waived their initial hearing Monday.

Police are still searching for 19-year-old Christopher Wommack, who is described as a 5-foot-11 black man weigh weighs about 172 pounds. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with more information should contact Investigative Services at 706-653-3400.

According to a police incident report, Jones, Gibson, Brown and Wommack attempted to rob Saunders and a 21-year-old Phenix City passenger at the Warm Springs Road Super 8 Motel on Jan. 24.

Saunders was shot before he drove down Gentian Boulevard and wrecked his vehicle near the Burger King across from Peachtree Mall. Saunders was pronounced dead at 1:10 a.m. The passenger was uninjured.

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