An Anniston teen was arrested Wednesday night after he was indicted for first-degree robbery in connection with a May incident that lead to another teen’s death.
Jaylin Dwyette Riggins, 17, was indicted in July for allegedly trying to take money from Chadwick Jamal O’Neal while Riggins was armed with a firearm, according to court records. Calhoun County Circuit Judge Debra Jones signed the indictment for Riggins’ charge and set his bond at $30,000, according to the warrant.
During the incident on Christine Avenue, Monquavis Hunter, 17, was shot and killed, Anniston police investigator Randy Grier said in August. Hunter and Riggins, allegedly came out of an abandoned house armed with a pistol and shotgun that night as O’Neal was coming home from a grocery store, Grier said.
O’Neal allegedly pulled out a firearm and began shooting after Hunter and Riggins threatened him with the firearms they had, Grier said.
Hunter was shot in the leg and head and pronounced dead at the scene, Calhoun County Deputy Coroner Shane Adrian said in May. Riggins was also shot in the incident. He and O’Neal were taken to Regional Medical Center in Anniston where Riggins was later taken to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, police had said.
Investigators presented the evidence to the Calhoun County District Attorney’s office who then presented it to a grand jury in July, Grier said. The grand jury considered Hunter’s shooting death justifiable and self-defense, Grier said.
Riggins was freed on bond Wednesday afternoon, according to jail administrators.