More men await trial in 2017 Sandtrap 5.0 murder case

More men await trial for a 2017 Sandtrap 5.0 murder case

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - District Attorney Greg Edwards said he’s continuing to push for gang-related charges for the remaining defendants accused in the 2017 death of Travion Jones.

Travion Jones (Source: Facebook)
Travion Jones (Source: Facebook)

Edwards’ resolve comes after the charge that was dismissed entirely for the five men who stood trial in the case last week.

However, three men are still awaiting trial in this case.

Prosecutors said law enforcement are currently on the hunt for one of those men.

Darius Wheeler is the man prosecutors said is on the run and there’s a bench warrant for his arrest.

Wheeler was indicted this year in this case.

Edwards said Tremain McKnight and Samuel Jenkins are also awaiting trial in jail.

The men still face the same charges as the five men who stood trial last week.

Murder trial for five of the men accused in the 2017 death of Travion Jones at the Sandtrap 5.0 nightclub.
Murder trial for five of the men accused in the 2017 death of Travion Jones at the Sandtrap 5.0 nightclub. (Source: WALB)

They’re facing felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and violation of street gang terrorism and prevention act charges.

Prosecutors said Jenkins was also indicted for a possession of a firearm by convicted felon charge.

“The jury will make a decision ultimately about the guilt or innocence of these individuals. And we intend to present the evidence that we believe without a reasonable doubt includes them in persons that are included in this particular case. We’re asking that the jury finds them guilty as well because of the evidence we believe we will present,” said Edwards.

Edwards said Wheeler is at large and police are working to find him so he can go to trial.

Stacy Frazier was acquitted in this case last week and Ricardo Rhymes made a plea deal before the case went to trial last week.

Prosecutors said the case is essentially over for them.

Edwards said right now, there’s no word on when the remaining men will go to trial. At present, they’re waiting on the availability of all of the parties involved before the case is heard.

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