A teenager wanted for shooting a juvenile at a Cleveland area apartment complex last month has surrendered to authorities.
Joshua Za’Quan McFarland, 19, of Willow Drive, Clayton surrendered late-Thursday to Johnston County sheriff’s deputies. McFarland had been wanted for the April 8th shooting of a 16 year-old juvenile at the Cleveland Green Apartments on Lainey Street near the I-40 / NC42 interchange.
The victim was reportedly shot in the leg by McFarland following a verbal altercation. McFarland fled from the scene before officers arrived. The victim was treated and released at the hospital.
McFarland was recently linked to the January 23rd armed robbery of a 19 year-old Garner man in the parking lot of a business on Bratton Drive off Highway 42. During the holdup, money, a vape pen and cologne was stolen from the victim.
Previously, Isiah Lamont Elliott, 19, of Clayton and a 15 year-old juvenile were arrested for their role in the January robbery. McFarland was the third suspect to be charged with the crime.
McFarland was served Thursday with warrants for assault with a deadly weapon, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and felony conspiracy for the two unrelated crimes. He was confined in the Johnston County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond. At last check Friday afternoon, he was still incarcerated.
Scene photos by John Payne