Suspect in Lexington homicide turns himself into police; 1 suspect still at large


Jeramie Jamar Santiago and Quadarius Shaquille Kirkland

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — One of the two men wanted for murder in connection with a deadly assault at a Lexington gas station turned himself into police without incident Monday.

Quadarius Shaquille Kirkland, 23, was wanted for the murder of 24-year-old Christopher Eason. Kirkland is being held without bond in the Davidson County Jail.

Eason died at North Carolina Baptist Medical Center on April 14 from injuries he sustained in a violent assault.

Jeramie Jamar Santiago, 25, is still wanted for murder in Eason’s death.

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 an 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 Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Lexington Police ask that anyone with information about Santiago’s whereabouts contact authorities at (336) 243-3302 or Lexington Area Crime Stoppers at (336) 243-2400.

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