Two arrests made in in shooting of volunteer firefighter in Rowan County

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Police arrested Michael Teasley (left) and Jaylend Turner (center). Police are still searching for Khari McClelland (right).

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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — Two arrests have been made in connection with the shooting of a volunteer firefighter in Cleveland on Monday.

Jaylend Daquann Turner, 19, of Statesville, was charged with attempted murder, felony breaking and entering, felony larceny of a firearm and felony larceny. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under $3 million bond.

Michael Dwayne Teasley, 25, of Statesville, was charged with accessory after the fact. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under $500,000 bond.

Police are still searching for Khari Dewayne McClelland, 23, and Tramel Devon Hart, 18, in connection with the case.

Officials said Marcus Kauffman and his wife had just returned from a Thanksgiving trip out of town when they noticed a suspicious car.

Deputies said Kauffman drove his wife to a neighbor’s house and when he returned, he was shot in the back of his head.

Deputies said they are looking for McClelland after they found the suspect vehicle that was involved in the crime.

Officials said they are working to identify another person in connection with the shooting. The suspects were reportedly stealing from the victim.

Authorities said McClelland should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with any information on his whereabouts, can call Staff Sgt. Jason Owens 704-216-8683 or First Lt. Chad Moose 704-216-8687.

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