Woman dead, seven charged with murder after alleged marijuana deal goes south
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Grass Valley Police have arrested seven out-of-state individuals following an alleged marijuana deal gone tragically wrong.
Around 11:30 PM on November 7, officers observed and followed a speeding vehicle to a local hospital, where they learned that a female victim had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
After speaking with the driver, officers learned that several individuals had come from out of state to buy weed. Police say that at some point during the deal, the sellers realized the suspects were using fake money, prompting a disagreement that escalated to the point of a car chase when the suspects fled with the weed.
As the sellers pursued the alleged thieves along Rough-and-Ready Highway, one of the suspects reportedly opened fire on their car, fatally striking a female passenger in the head.
Over the next 48 hours, detectives were able to identify the vehicles associated with the pursuit and shooting and track them to a hotel in Davis.
On November 10, detectives apprehended seven suspects, as well as recovering a pistol, over thirty pounds of processed marijuana, and a stockpile of fake money.
The suspects are identified as follows: William Levise (31), Trey Richard (22), Ronney Turner (31), Juan McHenry (31), Devon Jennings (21), and Laderrick Wynn (20), all residents of Dallas, Texas; and Dakari Harris (22) of Shreveport, Louisiana.
All seven have been booked on suspicion of homicide, grand theft, and criminal conspiracy.