13-Year-Old Texas Girl Was Kidnapped, Held for Ransom Over Stolen Drugs

Shavon Randle’s body was found in a house in Oak Cliff.
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A 13-year-old girl found dead over the weekend was kidnapped and held for ransom over stolen drugs, according to an affidavit.

Shortly after Shavon Randle was taken from a relative’s home on Wednesday, a suspect called and advised a relative “give us our s— back or we are going to kill her,” the arrest warrant affidavit stated.

The search for Shavon Randle ended over the weekend when her body was found inside an abandoned East Oak Cliff home in Dallas late Saturday night.

According to the FBI, Randle and an adult male were both found dead inside the home in the 2200 block of Kiest Avenue in Dallas. Lancaster police confirmed Sunday the male was 19-year-old Michael Titus, one of the four original persons of interest in Randle’s disappearance Wednesday.

After Friday’s FBI plea for information related to Shavon Randle’s disappearance, 24-year-old suspect Devontae Owens was arrested by the Lancaster Police Department and the FBI on Saturday. Owens is being held on aggravated kidnapping charges in the Dallas County Jail.

The two-page affidavit gave this brief account of the case:

On the evening of June 26, a 22-year-old man identified as Kendall Perkins stole a large amount of drugs from a group of men at Motel 6, 1750 N. Interstate 35, in Lancaster. Two of the men were identified as 26-year-old Darius Fields and Owens.

Perkins fled to a residence in the 1300 block of Southridge Drive in Lancaster, where he told his girlfriend about the robbery. The girlfriend, Ledoris Randle, was one of Shavon Randle’s cousins.

The group of men who had the drugs began to track down Perkins. A co-worker of Ledoris Randle told police she received a call from Owens, who told her that someone named “KP” had robbed him at Motel 6 and he needed information about him.

Randle was kidnapped on Wednesday morning. Ledoris Randle received a telephone call from a private number about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from a suspect who told her that they had the girl.

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SOURCE: Star-Telegram, Domingo Ramirez Jr.

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