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Juvenile charged as adult in armed burglary

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Tydarious Malik Sheppard, 17, was moved yesterday to the Alachua County Jail after being charged as an adult with burglary with assault/battery while being armed.

The incident took place on October 20 at the Circle K at 1515 N. Main Street; Rushunn L. Davis, 20, was arrested on November 2 on charges in the same incident. According to Davis’ arrest report, the victim had gone inside the Circle K store when he, Sheppard, and a third suspect arrived in their car and parked by the gas pumps. Sheppard walked in the store and handed the clerk some money, and when he left the store, he got into the victim’s car and stole a backpack containing several school books and $200 in cash. Davis and Sheppard then got into the victim’s car. After they got out, the victim came out of the store and saw all three of the suspects around his car. All three suspects approached him and began attacking him. The victim said one of the suspects pulled a handgun from his waistband. He was struck several times in the face and head but was able to run away from his attackers. Davis chased after him, demanding that the victim empty his pockets while showing the victim a handgun. The victim raised his hands in fear, and all three suspects got back into their vehicle and drove away. The entire incident was captured on video surveillance.

The First Appearance Order states that Sheppard is not in school and is not employed. He is currently on juvenile probation from a 2021 charge. He has been assigned a public defender.

Judge David Kreider has set $400,000 bail for Sheppard.

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