March 4, 2019
I’ve met a few McFarlanes in my time, but a Mar’quez Javon McFarlane?
Something tells me this teen isn’t Scotch-Irish…
A 14-year-old boy was arrested in Orlando after being accused of shooting and killing a man over a drug deal gone wrong, according to officials from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Mar’quez Javon McFarland was taken into custody at Southwest Middle School in Orlando on Thursday. Deputies said the boy is a suspect in the Feb. 10 shooting death of Timothy Allen West, 39.
The shooting occurred in Mascotte. Deputies said McFarland used to live in Leesburg.
McFarland was arrested by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Arrest Unit. He has since been turned over to the Division of Juvenile Justice.
A Lake County Sheriff’s spokesperson said McFarland will most likely be tried as an adult. He’s currently in the Orange County Juvenile Detention Center. He’s been charged with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder.
Authorities said the investigation is still active and ongoing.
Timothy Allen West.