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Murder, assault charges against twins moves to Circuit Court

Jamarr and Lamarr Jefferson
Prince Frederick, MD - Twin brothers charged in an assault that occurred in September are having their cases moved to Calvert County Circuit Court. The altercation that occurred Sunday, Sept. 10 in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates subdivision in Lusby claimed the life of one man and left another seriously injured.

According to court documents, Jamarr Jermaine Jefferson, 27 of Chesapeake Beach is charged with murder, two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault. Court records show the state’s case against Jamarr Jefferson was forwarded to Circuit Court Oct. 19. There is no indication when his first appearance in Circuit Court will take place. Lamarr Termaine Jefferson, also 27 and from Chesapeake Beach, was indicted Oct. 16 by a Calvert County grand jury. The six-count indictment of Lamarr Jefferson charges him with one count each of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, second-degree assault and conspiracy to commit second-degree assault.

The victims in the stabbing incident that occurred Sept. 10 were identified as Devaughn Savoy, 29 (pictured, right) and Jovante Darnell Willett, 26, both of Lusby. Savoy was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital where he died from his stab wounds. Willett was flown to Prince George’s Hospital, and according to police, identified the Jefferson twins as the assailants.

According to a statement of charges filed in District Court by Detective Michael Mudd of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a residence on Ropeknot Road. According to TheBayNet.com’s Breaking News Team, police were summoned sometime after 4 p.m. “Upon arrival a scene survey was conducted,” Mudd stated. “Several items of blood evidence were seen in the driveway. A bloody silver folding knife was laying in the driveway. A white Chevy Tahoe SUV was seen in the driveway bearing a Maryland tag. The SUV had blood on the exterior of the vehicle. Witnesses on the scene advised that during the altercation one gunshot was heard.”

According to the statement of charges, Willett was interviewed at the shock trauma center by Detective William Rector. The wounded man revealed that he and Savoy were “Muslim brothers,” and that Savoy and his brother, who owns the house where the altercation occurred, “were in constant communication with the suspects by phone and the phone calls became threatening as the day went on.” According to Mudd, “Willett stated he went outside and saw 12 to 15 persons fighting. He stated that he saw Lamarr Jefferson and his ‘twin brother’ there.” Willett also told police that he recalled seeing children in the group of people fighting and that “as the fight began a female threw the first punch and struck Devaughn Savoy.” According to Mudd, Willett “stated that Lamarr and Jamarr Jefferson were jumping Devaughn Savoy. He stated he heard Devaughn Savoy yell out that he had been stabbed.” The detectives further stated in court documents that Willett saw the Jefferson brothers and the group of adults and children leave the scene in a truck and SUV. He confirmed that the badly wounded Devaughn Savoy “shot at the two vehicles as they were fleeing the scene. Willett advised he did not see the actual stabbing of Devaughn Savoy.”

Lamarr Jefferson was located with the assistance of the St. Mary’s County Emergency Services Team in California. He was arrested without incident Sept. 11 at 1:45 a.m. Calvert Detectives located Jamarr Jefferson at a residence on Rousby Hall Road in Lusby, and he was apprehended without incident during a traffic stop conducted by the Calvert County Special Operations Team.

Jamarr Jefferson is being represented by Baltimore attorney Derrick G. Hamlin while Lamarr Jefferson is being defended by Elizabeth L. Franzoso of Bowie. A jury trial for Lamarr Jefferson is tentatively set for early April.

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com

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