Cops: Girl, 13, Kidnapped, Killed in Stolen Drugs Dispute
Kidnappers used her phone to call family
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2017 1:34 AM CDT
Shavon Randle   (FBI)

(Newser) – A 13-year-old Texas girl was kidnapped and murdered as payback after a relative's boyfriend stole a large quantity of drugs from two men, police say. Shavon Randle was found dead in a Dallas home early Sunday, as was 19-year-old Michael Titus, who had been named as a person of interest in the case, NBC 5 reports. An Amber Alert was issued after Shavon disappeared Wednesday. Police say the girl was kidnapped from her home in Lancaster by a man who later used her phone to call her family, saying they would harm the girl if relatives called law enforcement. WFAA reports that an informant told the FBI a suspect in the case said he would "kidnap a child to get his drugs back."

According to an arrest warrant seen by the Dallas Morning News, Kendall Perkins, the boyfriend of one of Shavon's relatives, stole drugs from Darius Fields and Devontae Owens at a Motel 6 two days before the girl was kidnapped. Fields and Owens have been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping. A third suspect, Laquon Wilkerson, was also arrested Saturday and charged with aggravated kidnapping. A fourth person arrested in connection with the case, Laporshya Polley, was charged with tampering with evidence and drug possession after police found her allegedly trying to flush marijuana down a hotel toilet. Perkins was arrested Saturday and charged with robbery.

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