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Key witness in Desmonte Leonard case charged with attempted murder

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Turquorius Lacharles Vines (Source: Auburn Police Department) Turquorius Lacharles Vines (Source: Auburn Police Department)

He's a key witness in the prosecution's case against alleged Auburn massacre suspect Desmonte Leonard, but now he's facing his own felony attempted murder charge.

Turquorius Lacharles Vines, 25, was arrested Tuesday as the prime suspect in a June 1 shooting that left another man in critical condition.

Vines is one of the people who identified Desmonte Leonard as the shooter in the massacre that left three dead and three injured on June 10, 2012. One of Leonard's charges is attempted murder against Vines after he allegedly fired shots at him during the massacre. 

Vines' arrest followed an investigation in which an Auburn police officer heard several gunshots while patrolling the area of Glenn Avenue on June 1. A 911 call was also made regarding the gunshots.

When officers arrived they found an individual on the second floor balcony in front of an apartment who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his torso. 

The victim was later identified as 21-year-old Kendarious Deon Moss, from Auburn.

Moss was airlifted to the Columbus Regional Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia where he remains in "unsatisfactory" condition.  

Vines was developed as a suspect and taken into custody, initially for the charge possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia during a search of his residence on June 2. Authorities issued the attempted murder warrant the next day.

Vines is being held at the Lee County Detention Facility on a $75,000 bond.

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