Valdosta Daily Times

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May 15, 2014

Suspect surrenders in murder case

HOMERVILLE — The third suspect wanted in connection to the weekend shooting death of a Morehouse College student surrendered Wednesday to authorities.

At approximately noon, Trevor Denard Posely, 22, turned himself over to authorities at the Clinch County Jail, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Posely was wanted along with two other men in connection with the Saturday shooting death of Clayton “Clay” Rolland Cross, 22, at the 912 Club on Reddick Street in Homerville.

Posely, Steven Maurice Monroe, 25, and Dexter Jamal Freeney, 18, are charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to the GBI. Monroe and Freeney were taken into custody earlier this week.

Investigators do not believe Cross was the intended target of the shooting which also injured Dominque

Ellis, 23.

Cross was a Morehouse College senior who came home for the Mother’s Day weekend. He visited the 912 Club to inquire about work as a DJ.

Cross’ 10th-grade literature teacher, Tanya O’Berry, said his death has sparked discussions in the Homerville community about how the club has remained open for so long. Cross’ murder is the third death at the 912 Club since 2010, said Investigator Thomas Bisdorf with the Clinch County Sheriff’s Department.

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