By Errol Castens/NEMS Daily Journal
HOLLY SPRINGS – Marshall County authorities have charged a 16-year-old male as an adult in the drive-by shooting that killed a female teenager Christmas morning.
Christopher K. Collins of 4635 Johnson Drive in Rossville, Tenn., was charged with one count of murder and four counts of drive-by shooting, said Deputy Jimmy Warren of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.
In the incident in question, individuals in one car pulled alongside another car on U.S. Highway 72 just west of Slayden and allgedly fired 15 times into it, injuring four occupants and killing 16-year-old Derica Patterson of Memphis.
Collins is in the custody of the Marshall County sheriff. Justice Court Judge Mae Garrison set bond at $50,000 and scheduled a preliminary hearing for Feb. 6.
Cory Albright, 32, also of Rossville, was the first suspect arrested in the case. Authorities recovered a green Honda Accord, believed to be the vehicle used in the attack, when they arrested him on Dec. 27 in Memphis.
Law enforcement officers are still seeking a 21-year-old suspect from Moscow, Tenn.
“Rico R. Fleming, aka Rico Pool, is still wanted and should be considered armed and dangerous,” Warren said.
On Wednesday the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation added Fleming to its most wanted list.