The last of five men charged with murder in a November 2010 shooting death on Old Buena Vista Road was arrested Tuesday, records state.
Tevin Gary, 19, is implicated by Columbus police in the death of Kelley Leggett, 52. Leggett was killed Nov. 9, 2010, inside an Old Buena Vista Road apartment in a botched robbery. Police said they don’t believe Gary was present at the shooting, but instead that he provided a weapon and participated in planning the robbery that resulted in Leggett’s death.
Held without bond, Gary is charged with murder, attempted armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, Muscogee County Jail records state.
Five men, including Gary, were indicted by a Muscogee County grand jury in December in connection with Leggett’s death. Jarvis K. Alexander, 20, Rodger O. Scales, 26, Daveka D. Wade, 37, and brothers Cleveland Gary, 24, and Tevin Gary each face multiple charges.
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Authorities accuse the men of killing Leggett at an Old Buena Vista Road apartment in an attempt to rob people they thought were drug dealers. Leggett, his brother and a woman were in an apartment watching TV when they heard knocks at the door.
Leggett began to open the door, saw guns and tried to close it when a gunman fired through the door. Leggett’s brother went to help and both men were struck by shotgun blasts, police said.
Columbus Police Detective Katina Williams testified in court that Leggett died at the hospital. His brother and the woman were treated for injuries. Cleveland Gary, Alexander and Scales were arrested hours later in Phenix City after police followed a tip about the car the suspects were using. Officers recovered several weapons, police said.
Authorities arrested Wade about a week later in Union Springs, Ala.
Cleveland Gary, Alexander, Scales and Wade each face six counts of aggravated assault and one count each of murder, attempt to commit a felony, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, first-degree criminal damage to property and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.