Halisi Uhuru, Leslie Hope Casterlow and Anthony Darnell Stokes (left to right) are charged with gang participation in the death of Kevin Quick (Source: Henrico Sheriffs Office)
GOOCHLAND, VA (WWBT) -
Prosecutors decided not to pursue murder charges Monday against three suspects tied to the abduction and death of Waynesboro Police reserve Captain Kevin Quick.
Halisi Uhuru, Leslie Hope Casterlow and Anthony Darnell Stokes still face gang charges in connection with the captain's death. They will be due back in court March 10. Prosecutors reserved the right to bring the charges back in the future, if they decided they were warranted.
Halisi Uhuru, Leslie Hope Casterlow and Anthony Darnell Stokes were arrested Friday and faced a charge of principal in the 2nd degree to the crime of murder in the death of Quick, according to arrest warrants filed in Goochland. According to legal analysts that charge mean they are accused of being connected to Quck's death but may not have killed him.
A fourth suspect, Anthony White, was arrested overnight and now faces a felony gang participation charge in the death of the captain.
Quick went missing January 31. Virginia State police found a body Thursday afternoon in a remote area along on the Fluvanna and Goochland county line, later identified as Quick. Law enforcement sources say the body had been shot.
Two other people charged in connection with Quick's disappearance are accused of stealing his car. Daniel Mathis, Shantai Shelton, and Mersadies Shelton are being held without bond. The three Albemarle siblings were arrested at an Alexandria hotel Tuesday night. Mersadies Shelton and Daniel Mathis are charged with possession of stolen property/grand larceny for the theft of Quick's Silver 1999 Toyota 4Runner.
Mathis was also arrested on four felony warrants and three misdemeanor warrants in connection with a shooting Sunday in Mineral. Authorities say Mathis drove the missing captain's SUV to a Louisa home Sunday night where he tried to rob a family and shot a teen.
On Monday, Mersadies was served two new felony charges in relation to the case. The arrest warrant indicate she is now connected to the incident at that Louisa party.
Shantai Shelton was arrested on an unrelated warrant.
Investigators seized a wallet, a box of cigarettes with a green leafy substance and various other items from the SUV, according to search warrants.
A search warrant shows Quick's last communication was two text messages sent to his girlfriend. His Verizon cell phone has been off since 10:52 p.m. Friday. His Discover card hasn't been used since 5:45 p.m. Friday.
Police say Quick left his mother's house in Afton Friday night to go see a woman,with whom he has a four-month-old daughter, 20 miles away at the Turtle Tree apartments in Albemarle. Quick has been legally separated from his wife since 2007, though the divorce was never finalized. However, Quick never made it to the Turtle Tree Apartments, which are less than two miles from where the suspects live, according to police.
Court documents also show Quick was laid off three weeks ago and his severance money hasn't been accounted for.
Quick's SUV was found on Cedar Hill Road in Louisa Monday, not far from where a shooting occurred Sunday night. Police ask anyone who may have noticed any strange cars in the area this weekend to call them with information.
State Police say the silver Toyota 4Runner was also seen in Fork Union Friday and Manassas Saturday.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Virginia State Police at #77 on a cell phone or at (434) 352-7128, or any one of the assisting agencies.
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