Aggravated assault call leads to drug bust

Published 11:09 am Monday, January 3, 2022

On Sunday, December 26, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for a home invasion and shots fired on the 100 block of Floyd Road.

According to reports, Naquita Evans was at her home with her friend, DeAndre Smith, when her estranged husband, Micheal McCray began aggressively knocking on her door.

Evans told officers she refused to open the door, but then McCray kicked it open, pulling out a handgun. He then pistol whipped Evans, before getting into an altercation with Smith.

While fighting with Smith, Evans was able to escape to a neighbor’s home and call 911. However, as she ran away, McCray fired off a shot from his 9MM handgun.

Deputies arrived on scene and saw Evans had bloody markings on her face. While speaking with Evans about the occurrence, investigators began to process the scene and speak with witnesses.

During the interview, investigators were led to believe McCray may have disappeared into his sister, Amber Jeanty’s home, which sits across the street from Evans.

Sergeant Charles King then approached Jeanty’s home to speak with her.

Jeanty told King, along with other investigators that McCray was not at her home.

King asked Jeanty if they could search the property to be sure, but Jeanty advised King they could not search her property without a warrant.

King informed her that a search warrant would be applied for and they planned to set up a perimeter around her home, while it was being obtained.

At that time, DCSO Investigators Vincent Edmond and Terry Phillips arrived on scene.

Edmond asked Jeanty once again if they could search the home, but she still denied access, asking if she could search the home first.

Jeanty then went inside the home, claiming McCray was actually inside.

McCray was then arrested, along with Jeanty for hindering the apprehension of a criminal.

Following McCray and Jeanty’s arrests, investigators obtained a search warrant to search Jeanty’s house for evidence of the gun McCray used.

While inside Jeanty’s home, investigators located the firearm, along with a round of ammunition. In addition, they located a large quantity of drugs, including seven bags of suspected marijuana, a clear bag of methamphetamine and 14 suspected Hydrocodone pills.

Due to neither sibling claiming the drugs, both individuals were charged.

McCray was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, home invasion, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine and possession of schedule II drugs.

Jeanty faces charges of hindering the apprehension of a criminal, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine and possession of schedule II drugs.

Edmond said the investigation is still active and ongoing, as they continue to question Jeanty and McCray.