Suspect arrested in Tuesday morning homicide

Published 12:14 pm Tuesday, June 16, 2020

A Brookhaven teenager has been arrested in connection with the murder of another local male teenager.

At approximately 5 a.m. Tuesday, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a call concerning a person shot at a residence on California Road.

Sheriff Steve Rushing said deputies arrived to discover a 17-year-old male dead inside the home. One male subject was detained at the scene and transported to the sheriff’s office.

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Several subjects were at the home when the incident occurred and investigators are still working the case. The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Trevion Sanders, a former Brookhaven High School student.

The subject detained — Ashton Jackson of Brookhaven, age 19 — has been charged with first degree murder and booked into the Lincoln County Jail.

Bail has not been set and attorney information is not yet available.