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Apex man arrested in March shooting of sleeping teenager; second suspect wanted

Posted May 22, 2020 9:52 a.m. EDT
Updated May 22, 2020 10:09 a.m. EDT

— A man has been charged in the March 23 shooting of 18-year-old Iyania A. Rhone, who was killed when a stray bullet was fired into her home. A second man is wanted.

Baron Lee Lyons, 27, of Apex, was arrested in Harnett County on Thursday and charged with first-degree murder, felony conspiracy to commit murder and 10 counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

Baron Lee Lyons, 27, and Jaylan Kashon Jackson, 18

He remains in the Harnett County Detention facility with no bond.

A second man, Jaylan Kashon Jackson, 18, of Angier, is wanted on the same charges. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Harnett County Sheriff's Office at 910-893-9111 or use the anonymous tip-line 910-893-0300.

Rhone was sleeping when she was struck by a bullet at her Erwin home in the 2700 block of Bunnlevel Erwin Road

Officials said multiple gunshots were fired into her home, and one bullet struck her in the pelvic area.

Teenager shot by stray bullet while sleeping in Erwin home dies

Rhone's mother called 911, saying her daughter had been shot.

"I don't know who it was," Rhone's mother says in the 911 call, released by the Harnett County Sheriff's Office. "My baby was shot in the leg. She's bleeding bad."

Rhone was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where she died from her injuries. She had graduated from Harnett Central High School in December, the school said.

She would have received her diploma at the school's graduation ceremony in June.

Dputies believe the shots came from a moving car.

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