Fourth suspect in custody in Deonn Carter murder case

Thomas Muscogee County Jail

Quamaine Thomas, 18, has been taken into police custody, Columbus Police Maj. Gil Slouchick confirmed today.

With the arrest of Thomas, Tauron Stepney is the lone remaining suspect sought in the shooting of the beloved Deonn Carter who was autistic.

Three of five men accused in the shooting of Carter appeared in Recorder’s Court Thursday to face a murder charge in carter’s death . They are Dequoyae Devon Waldon, 22, of Columbus, Travarus D. Thomas, 20, and Tyquez Davis, 17, are held in the Muscogee County Jail in connection with the Aug. 9 shooting at 5443 Armour Road. Waldon also faces one count each of burglary first degree, theft by taking motor vehicle and criminal attempt burglary.

Carter, 31, was shot during an armed robbery at the Britt David apartment complex. When Columbus emergency service personnel responded to the shooting, they were shocked to learn that Carter was the victim. As a bagger and stocker at the Piggly Wiggly on River Road, Carter developed a special bond with firefighters and police officers who shop there regularly.

Carter was taken to Midtown Medical Center, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the left leg. Eleven days after the shooting, he died of a blood clot on Aug. 20 at 11:41 a.m. in the intensive care unit at the hospital.

Sarah Robinson: 706-571-8622, @sarahR_92