Archer Arrested  

Ringgold                           Rowe                                      Williams

ARCHER – Four suspects have been charged in a Jan. 11 shooting in Archer. Shortly after 1 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Combined Communications Center (ACSO) received a 9-1-1 call from an individual stating that his brother had been shot.

Multiple patrol units responded to the area and located a black Nissan Titan overturned in the 14000 block of SW 175th Avenue. Deputies found the victim, 24-year old Joenathan Young, III, inside the vehicle, partially clothed and bleeding profusely from an apparent gunshot wound. Young was transported to UF Health at Shands Hospital in Gainesville for treatment of his injuries.

At approximately 1:45 a.m. that same morning, ACSO patrol deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 500 block of SE 13th Street for an unrelated traffic infraction. After attempting to elude deputies, all occupants of the vehicle fled on foot resulting in a coordinated search of the area involving both Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Gainesville Police Department.

Through the course of the investigation, ACSO detectives were able to establish that 22-year-old Faheem Sharod Ringgold, of 16470 N.E. 60th Street in Williston, was connected to both the shooting as well as the attempted traffic stop, labeling him as a person of interest.

ACSO detectives reached out to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in locating him. On the morning of Jan. 12, deputies with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office spotted Ringgold in a vehicle traveling toward Alachua County and relayed that information to ACSO.

ACSO deputies soon located the vehicle and took Ringgold into custody. Investigations revealed that Ringgold, along with three other accomplices, conspired to rob the victim, luring him from his home. In that robbery attempt, 17-year-old Ta’Vione A. Williams brandished a firearm and shot the victim and stripped the victim of his clothing before fleeing the scene along with Ringgold, 17- year-old Kasey M. Rowe, and another juvenile accomplice.

Ringgold remains in the Alachua County Jail on charges of Grand Theft, and will face additional charges of Robbery and Attempted Murder. Rowe was taken into custody late Tuesday evening and Williams was arrested by deputies Wednesday morning. Both face charges of Robbery and Attempted Murder. The fourth suspect has been identified and detectives are in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant.

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