Second arrest made for December shooting

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On the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 16, the U.S. Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force, GBI, Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office and Swainsboro Police Department arrested William Jammal Givens for his association with the 2020 murder of Dajarius Zashawn McGuire. According to Emanuel County Sheriff Jeffrey Brewer, Givens is the second suspect arrested for the death of McGuire and has been charged with three counts of violation of street gang terrorism and prevention, two counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Givens was transported to the Emanuel County Courthouse for his first appearance hearing last week and is currently being held without bond.

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On Monday, Dec. 28, between the hours of 6:30 and 7 p.m., two vehicles were traveling south on US #1 in Emanuel County when the trailing vehicle opened fire on the front vehicle, striking it several times.
McGuire, the passenger in the front vehicle, was killed in the gunfire. The driver of the vehicle, Daniqua S. Sanders, 21, of Swainsboro, was transported by EMS to Emanuel Medical Center, treated and released.

On Jan. 2, warrants were issued for Jachon Tydarian Mills, the first suspect arrested for McGuire’s death. Mills surrendered himself to the Emanuel County Jail just two days later on Jan. 4. Mills was charged with three counts of violation of street gang terrorism and prevention, two counts of aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Mills was held without bond until his preliminary hearing took place on Jan. 27. Represented by Attorney Kendall Gross in the Emanuel County Court House with the Honorable Judge Tommy Smith presiding, Mills was denied bond based on probable cause.

Stay tuned, more information will be released as received.

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