Three still awaiting trial dates to be set

Oct. 23, 2013 @ 09:30 PM

Two teenagers and a 21-year-old who had murder charges dropped earlier this month are yet to be scheduled for trial on other charges in the shooting death of a Henderson 17-year-old.

And two of the three have been bailed out of jail.

According to court docket records, there are also no hearings scheduled for Corey Cheek Jr., Gary Holden and Remeke Holden. Murder charges against the three for the Feb. 21 shooting death of Ja’Quon Ty’Ree Seward were dropped in early October.

Gary Holden, 21, and Remeke Holden, 19, have each posted a $50,000 bail and are no longer in the Vance County Jail. Cheek, 18, is in state prison and also facing first-degree murder charges in the February 2012 shooting death of Jerry Olandes Wright.

Cheek does not yet have a court date for the Wright murder charge.

Cheek, Gary Holden and Remeke Holden each face counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm in the city, felony inciting a riot and felony gang pattern activity in the case involving Seward. On Monday, prosecutor Allison Capps said the cases remain headed for trial.

Daquan Marcus Ortiz, 22, is charged with a count of voluntary manslaughter in Seward’s death. He’s accused of being the shooter.

Charges were dropped against the three when the autopsy report showed cause of death as a gunshot to the chest.

A fifth defendant is a 14-year-old juvenile, whose records are sealed.

Seward was shot to death in an afternoon gang confrontation that escalated, according to records on the case. Investigators believe Ortiz and Seward fought one-on-one before the gunshot that killed Seward.

In the death of Wright, 19-year-old Lagarris Alexander Peace and Remeke Holden each face charges along with Cheek.

Peace faces charges of first-degree murder, pattern gang activity, armed assault with intent to kill, felony riot and discharging a firearm in the city.

Remeke Holden faces charges of pattern gang activity, felony inciting to riot and vandalism.

Wright was shot to death outside the Beacon Light Masonic Lodge.

Remeke Holden has a bond condition limiting his departure from his aunt’s home at 1282 Julie McKnight Road in Kittrell. His curfew is 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Contact the writer at mfisher@hendersondispatch.com.