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Deputies arrest juvenile, just released from jail, in connection with shooting
September 6, 2021
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
Jonah Alexander Maultsby, 16, who had just been released from the Alachua County Jail after a conviction on robbery charges that were pleaded down from accessory after the fact to murder, was arrested last night for possession of a weapon or ammunition by a delinquent adult felon.
At about 6:30 p.m. last night, Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 6200 block of SW 8th Lane after a call reporting that someone had been shot. When then arrived, they found a 15-year-old male (listed on the arrest report as Defendant #3) with a gunshot wound to the leg in the parking lot. He was transported to Shands Hospital for medical treatment. The report says that although the details surrounding the shooting were initially unclear, a third defendant, a 16-year-old male (Defendant #2), was on scene and identified as being involved.
Maultsby lives with his sister at the address where the incident took place; the report says his sister was out of town at the time. Maultsby told officers that he and a 17-year-old male (the victim) were “socializing” at his home before the incident and had posted an Instagram Live video depicting a large amount of cash. Shortly after the video ended, the other two defendants communicated with Maultsby about robbing the victim, and they arrived at Maultsby’s home a short time later.
After arriving, Defendants #2 and #3 found a handgun in Maultsby’s apartment, and Defendant #2 pointed the gun at the victim while Defendant #3 tried to remove personal items from the victim. While Defendant #2 held the gun at his side, he discharged the gun and struck Defendant #3 in the leg. He dropped the gun, and Defendants #2 and #3 fled the residence into the parking lot. The victim also fled.
The victim was later located and verified that the robbery occurred but refused to cooperate with law enforcement.
After the shooting, Maultsby put the gun in a closet on the second floor of the residence and put the spent shell casing in a drawer in the kitchen. A search was executed at the residence, and a Ruger LCP .380 pistol and a single spent .380 casing were found.
Maultsby was arrested in February 2021 as an accessory after the fact in a murder case. He was convicted on June 29, 2021, of felony robbery in a plea deal and sentenced to 270 days in jail with credit for 163 days served. He was also put on probation for 5 years after release. Maultsby was released from jail on August 30, 2021.
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