UPDATE: Murder charge dropped for 1 arrested in May Albany homicide

16-year-old killed in the incident

UPDATE: Murder charge dropped for 1 arrested in May Albany homicide
Donnell Kendricks, left, was arrested in connection to a May homicide in Albany. Rentavious Lewis, right, is wanted in connection to the homicide. On Tuesday, the felony murder charges against Kendricks were dropped. (Source: Dougherty County Jail, Albany Police Department)

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) arrested a second suspect last week in connection to a homicide that left a 16-year-old dead.

On Tuesday, APD said that felony murder charges were dismissed against Donnell Kendricks, 19.

Investigators interviewed additional witnesses who came forward with new information, which helped eliminate Kendricks as a suspect in the May 6 homicide of Jaylen Stanford, 16.

At the time of this release, Kendricks was still in the Dougherty County Jail on an obstruction charge.

Kendricks was arrested Wednesday around 11:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of Malone Drive.


On May 6, police responded to Turnerfield Road and Meadows Drive after receiving a call about a shooting, according to police.

On the scene, police said they located a Honda Accord hit multiple times by gunfire. Police said Stanford was killed inside the car.

Three others were injured and taken to the hospital.

Investigators said they still need the community’s assistance with this case.

They are now looking for Rentavious Unterrious Lewis, aka “Monsta,” 26, in connection to the homicide. APD said felony murder warrants have been issued against Lewis.

Lewis is 5′9 and 173 pounds.

Anyone who has information on Lewis’ whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (229) 436-TIPS, or they can call the Albany Police Department Criminal Investigations at (229) 302-0802.

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