Authorities accuse two people with Woodstock ties of involvement in a Jan. 8 homicide in Warrenton.
All but one of the six suspects charged in the murder investigation remain incarcerated in Michigan awaiting extradition to Fauquier County. A Detroit-area woman charged in the investigation is being held at a jail in Winchester.
Authorities responded to an apartment complex around 4 a.m., Jan. 8, after receiving calls from neighbors who reported they heard yelling and gunshots, according to information provided by the Warrenton Police Department.
Officers arrived and found Fabian Jorge Sosa, 27, of Warrenton, in his apartment, dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Officers also came in contact with two other men who suffered from life-threatening gunshot wounds. Emergency responders took the injured men to separate hospital trauma centers. Responders pronounced Sosa dead at the scene.
Investigators determined that Sosa and the two other men, 22 and 25 years old, were the targets of the crime, according to information from Warrenton Interim Police Chief Timothy M. Carter.
Witnesses told officers they saw suspects running from the apartment. Police identified the suspects in the days following the incident, most of whom live in the Detroit, Michigan, area but also have had addresses in Woodstock.
Warrenton police have since charged the following individuals accused of involvement in the homicide case:
• Antonio Nehemiah Ogburn, 18, of Detroit, Michigan, on one count of conspiracy to commit robbery.
• Alexander Jonathan Golden, 18, of Detroit, Michigan, on one count of conspiracy to commit robbery.
• Jaden Lawrence Staples, 18, of Detroit, Michigan, on one count of accessory to murder after the fact.
• Terrell Jonathan Tucker, 20, of Woodstock, on one count of accessory to murder after the fact.
• Makoya Samon Denham, 21, of Detroit, Michigan, on one count of accessory to murder after the fact.
• Emily Race, 19, of Warrenton, on one count of conspiracy to commit robbery.
Ogburn, Golden, Staples and Tucker remain in custody in Michigan detention facilities awaiting extradition to Fauquier County.
Authorities arrested Denham, also listed as having a Woodstock address, on Jan. 10, two days after the shooting. Online court records show Denham is charged in Winchester General District Court on one misdemeanor count of identity theft to avoid an arrest that occurred Jan. 8, the day of the Warrenton incident.
Denham was booked at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on Jan. 11 on the misdemeanor charge as well as second-degree murder and accessory to murder after the fact. Denham was transferred from RSW to Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center on Jan. 15 were she remains held without bond for the murder-related charge, according to information from the Winchester jail.
Denham appeared in Fauquier General District Court on Thursday where a judge dismissed her second-degree murder charge at the request of the prosecutor’s office.
Denham is scheduled to appear in Fauquier County General District Court on March 25 for her charge of accessory to murder after the fact. She is scheduled to appear in Winchester General District Court for a hearing on the identity theft charge.
Most of the suspects have a criminal history in area courts. A judge in Shenandoah County General District Court sentenced Ogburn on Dec. 2 to 180 days in jail, all time suspended, for distribution of marijuana. Ogburn was serving one year of unsupervised probation when the Jan. 8 incident occurred.
A judge convicted Staples on Nov. 18 on one count of shoplifting and ordered him to remain on good behavior for one year. The judge imposed the same punishment on Tucker for one count of shoplifting. Staples and Tucker did not appear for their hearings and the judge found them guilty in their absence.
Race is scheduled to appear in Warren County General District Court on Wednesday where she is charged with possession of marijuana that authorities say occurred Aug. 30. Race had been released on a summons when the Jan. 8 incident occurred.