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Suspect in shooting near Fairfield park a suspect in SC homicide

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From page A1 | May 11, 2014 |

Terry McClure

Terry McClure

FAIRFIELD — A man arrested Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a May 1 shooting in Fairfield is also a suspect in a deadly shooting days earlier in South Carolina, police announced Saturday.

Authorities in South Carolina believe that Terry McClure, 26, who according to state parole records is a Vacaville resident, is one of two men responsible for a shooting April 26 near Pelion, a small town in Lexington County, S.C., that left one man dead and another man injured, Capt. Joe Allio of the Fairfield Police Department said.

McClure was arrested Thursday on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder and various alleged weapons-related violations for his suspected role in the May 1 shooting on Willow Lane near Laurel Creek Park. He was being held in lieu of $5 million bail.

That shooting sent young T-ball and baseball players at the nearby park scurrying for safety in the dugouts. It also left two people seriously injured – a 27-year-old Fairfield resident who was shot in the hip and in the hand, and a 29-year-old Fairfield resident who was shot in the torso. Both survived the shooting.

McClure is one of two suspects who were wanted on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in the South Carolina shooting. The second suspect in the South Carolina shooting was identified with the help of Fairfield detectives as Justin Butler, 22, police said.

The victims in the South Carolina shooting are brothers, identified by Lexington County, S.C., authorities as Tycus M. Toland, 29, of North, S.C., who died, and Vonkeith Toland, 33, of Pelion, S.C. Both communities have fewer than 1,000 residents and are located south of Columbia, S.C.

Lexington County authorities said in a press update on that case that Vonkeith Tolland told them that he and his brother were meeting with two men to complete a vehicle purchase based on an Internet advertisement on craigslist.com. The brothers were shot instead. The motive in that shooting remained under investigation.

Butler is known to local police based on what Allio described as Butler’s extensive local criminal history. Butler was arrested Friday in Alabama by Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives, Allio said. Butler’s arrest led to arrest warrants issued Saturday out of South Carolina for McClure on suspicion of murder and various other felony allegations, Allio said.

The warrants were served on McClure at the Solano County jail, where he remains in custody.

Fairfield police also arrested a second suspect Friday in connection with the May 1 shooting. Deonta King, 26, of Dixon, was caught in Suisun City and booked on suspicion of one count of attempted murder and a number of suspected weapons-related offenses. His bail was also set at
$5 million.

Allio described a fast-moving series of events, based on thin evidence, that ultimately linked McClure and Butler to the fatal South Carolina shooting.

The investigation started with a 911 call from the surviving shooting victim, shortly after his brother was shot in the head and killed, Allio said. The caller had been shot multiple times in the chest, but survived.

Authorities in South Carolina had little to work with, Allio said: just a nickname of one of the shooters and a possible connection to Fairfield. Local authorities joined the investigation. The nickname led to authorities to Butler, Allio said, based in part on Butler’s local criminal history.

A description of the second shooting suspect led authorities to consider McClure in the South Carolina shooting. A photo of McClure was sent to detectives in South Carolina, and McClure was identified as the second suspect, Allio said.

No suspected motive has been released for the May 1 shooting. Police continue their investigation into the local shooting. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit in Fairfield at 428-7600, the 24-hour tip line at 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at 644-7867. Callers may remain anonymous.

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid Washington Redskins fan, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.
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  • archieMay 11, 2014 - 6:27 am

    What??? I heard somewhere that this kind of thing never happened in SC? Must be an anomaly.

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  • Dumb assesMay 11, 2014 - 9:34 am

    Fairfield thugs? It clearly says vacaville resident

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  • patrickMay 11, 2014 - 7:29 pm

    we are now importing gang members. I didn't know we were running out of them. we really need a new DA

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  • SiennaMay 12, 2014 - 10:14 am

    What we need is a new Chief of police in Fairfield. The current chief is more concerned with political jockeying and shifting blame than coming up with a clear plan to keep our streets safe.

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  • 2realMay 11, 2014 - 8:30 am

    It doesnt happen. Until the fairfield thugs are in town!

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  • just a thoughtMay 11, 2014 - 10:00 am

    Fast moving series of events based on thin evidence? Sounds like yet another case of first one caught is the first one that talks. There is no loyalty with these cowards. And it appears Mr. Butler had the advantage here. Someone should have told Mr. McClure that two can keep a secret if one is dead. Hey Terry.........good luck with this one!

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  • just a thoughtMay 11, 2014 - 10:02 am

    Oh and are we dumb enough to believe these boys went back to SC to just advertise a car on craigslist and do a random thrill kill? This was clearly a drug deal turned robbery turned murder.

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  • omydarlimg91May 11, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    All 3 of them are responsible for MOST of the shooting and mess going on in Fairfield. You have no idea how good this is for Fairfield. Great job catching Justin,Deonta,and Terry. Now keep them. Watch all the shootings almost completly stop. And good you got them telling on eachother too! Im impressed.. These 3 are the actual bad guys although I will say good job on catching all the other bad guys you have put in jail over the past week or so. No donut shop jokes for Fairfield P.D. Fairfield was fine while they were in jail. And we will be able to actually get Fajrfield back to normal now that the real terrerists are in jail.

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  • JazzAzzMay 11, 2014 - 11:32 pm

    They do have the death penalty in S.C. So these ScumBags will no doubt get their dues there, unlike dying of old age on death row in Calif.

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