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Davidson Police Department Provides Update in
June 23 Homicide Case 

On August 3, the Davidson Police Department and Mecklenburg County District Attorney presented evidence to a grand jury in the case of the homicide of Jerry Wayne Kerns, Jr. The homicide occurred on the 400 block of Jetton Street in Davidson on June 23. The three suspects were indicted on the following charges:  

Gercobe Arnell McClain, Jr., a resident of Davidson with a birth date of March 24, 1987:

  • First degree murder
  • Robbery with a dangerous weapon (attempt)
  • Conspiracy to possess a controlled substance
  • Attempted possession of a schedule VI controlled substance (felony)
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon
  • Habitual felon


Frederick Jamar Cherry, a resident of Mooresville with a birth date of January 31, 1990:

  • First degree murder
  • Robbery with a dangerous weapon (attempt)
  • Conspiracy to possess a controlled substance
  • Attempted possession of a schedule VI controlled substance (felony)


Rupen Bhagvan Patel, a resident of Mooresville with a birth date of June 26, 1989:

  • First degree murder
  • Robbery with a dangerous weapon (attempt)
  • Conspiracy to possess a controlled substance
  • Attempted possession of a schedule VI controlled substance (felony)


The victim, a male and resident of Cornelius, died as a result of a gunshot wound.

If you have any information related to this case, please call 704-892-5131 to speak with Sgt. Steve Ingram.


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