Second suspect in Lexington homicide turns himself in


Jeramie Jamar Santiago and Quadarius Shaquille Kirkland

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — The second suspect wanted for murder in connection with a deadly assault at a Lexington gas station turned himself in to police without incident Wednesday.

Jeramie Santiago, 25, was wanted for the murder of 24-year-old Christopher Eason.

The other suspect, 23-year-old Quadarius Shaquille Kirkland turned himself into authorities on April 18. He is being held without bond.

Officers were dispatched to Bass Food Mart, located at 817 Cotton Grove Road, at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday, April 12.

A male victim, later identified as Eason, sustained life-threatening injuries in the assault and was found lying in the parking lot of the gas station, according to Lexington police.

Eason was initially transported to Lexington Medical Center, then airlifted by AirCare to North Carolina Baptist Medical Center.

He died at the hospital on April 14 from injuries he sustained in the violent assault.

Santiago is being held under a $2 million bond and his court date is pending.

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