Bond denied for Derrick Wade, Johnny Wade in Markel Owens' murder

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    • Markel Owens (Photo: astateredwolves.com)
    • Johnny Wade (R), Derrick Wade(L)(Photo: WBBJTV)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (WBBJ) -- A Jackson, Tenn. judge denies bond today for two men accused in a triple shooting in north Jackson that killed an Arkansas State University football player.

    Derrick and Johnny Wade will stay in jail for now. Tuesday a Jackson judge formally charged the cousins with two counts of felony murder during the perpetration of especially aggravated robbery, attempted first degree murder, especially aggravated robbery, and aggravated assault.

    Jackson Police Dept. Cpt. Tyreece Miller said, "I think it's appropriate. I think it certainly fits the criteria for these heinous crimes that they committed."

    Miller helped put the wades behind bars. Officers say the two shot and killed Johnny Shivers and ASU football player Markel Owens last week on Walker Road.

    Owens' mother, Shiver's wife, was also shot. Miller said, "We worked around the clock to get these men off the street."

    Police believe the Wades targeted Shivers because they found a large amount of marijuana inside his apartment.

    Both men denied having any drug, alcohol or mental problems. Johnny told the judge he had a job up until about a month ago.

    Both suspects told the judge they live in Jackson and had family in the courtroom. Police confirm the victims' family did not attend Tuesday's arraignment.

    Johnny and Derrick Wade are due back in court on January 30.

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