Men sentenced to 10-plus years in prison for 2018 Fiesta Rodeo shooting in Statesville

Men sentenced to 10-plus years in prison for 2018 Fiesta Rodeo shooting in Statesville
According to the Statesville Police Department, 20-year-old Jadakiss Ja’Wade Morrison, 20, and 18-year-old Jaquez Towayne Gaines, 18, each pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted first degree murder before a Superior Court Judge last week.

STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - A judge sentenced two men to each serve more than 10 years in prison for their involvement in the shooting that injured three teens at the Fiesta Rodeo in Statesville in 2018.

According to the Statesville Police Department, 20-year-old Jadakiss Ja’Wade Morrison and 18-year-old Jaquez Towayne Gaines each pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted first degree murder before a Superior Court Judge last week.

Morrison received 12-15 years active sentence and Gaines received 10-13 years active sentence. Three additional suspects received similar sentences after pleading guilty earlier this year.

Okiero Shuford was sentenced in January to more than 10 years (125 to 162 months) active sentence for attempted first degree murder charges, Keeven Trent was sentenced in March to more than 10 years (125 to 162 months) active sentence for attempted first degree murder charges and Deontae Savoy was sentenced in March to more than 4 and-a-half years (58-82 months) active sentence for conspiracy to commit murder charges.

Five suspects in the 2018 Fiesta Rodeo shooting incident have now been prosecuted.

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