Fourth suspect identified in Bakersville slaying
Somerset County authorities have identified a fourth suspect in the fatal shooting of a New York man accused of helping to operate a drug distribution network from his rural apartment.
Toriano McCray, 36, of Flint, Mich., was served with an arrest warrant yesterday in the Aug. 17, 2009, shooting death of Bryant W. Adderley, 29, of Brooklyn, state police at Somerset said. Adderley was killed in his home near Bakersville.
District Attorney Jerry Spangler is expected to file paperwork to have McCray extradited to Somerset to stand trial with three other men accused of the murder, Trooper Todd Sherle said.
McCray is serving a sentence in Genesee County Jail in Flint for a drug conviction.
The suspected drug distribution ring leader, Calvin Mallory Jr., 31, of Brooklyn has been in jail since his arrest Oct. 18 in an unrelated case — the 2008 kidnapping and beating of a Somerset man. Police said they believe Mallory gave orders for Adderley’s slaying.
A suspected gunman, Ronald Washington II, 23, of Flint was arrested in November.
Ronald Ziegel Jr., 24, of Friedens, accused of being the getaway driver, is jailed on a parole violation.