DALLAS – A man arrested in connection to the death of Lancaster 13-year-old Shavon Randle last year has been found guilty on three firearms charges.
Darius Fields was arrested for possessing drugs and unlawful possession of a firearm one day after Randle’s disappearance late last June.
Fields, already a convicted felon, was on police radar because of a tip that he “had a history of kidnapping people,” according to a criminal complaint. Randle had been reported missing after getting caught in the middle of a drug deal gone wrong.
A “large amount of narcotics” was stolen from a group of people that included Fields, according to the complaint.
Police tracked Fields cell phone to an Irving motel, and searched his room because of his potential connection to Randle’s disappearance. Officers found a firearm in plain view in the motel room and another in Fields’ car in the parking lot.
A woman was inside the motel room flushing marijuana down the toilet, the complaint states.
After a three-day trial in federal court this week, Fields was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm and two other gun possession charges.
Randle was found dead in an abandoned home on Aug. 12 of last year, a month-and-a-half after she went missing. Six people were arrested in the case, but none have been charged with her murder.