Police announce arrest of accused accomplice in Alachua robbery, shooting

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HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (WCJB)-- High Springs police have arrested 41-year-old Raynyoda Shelonda Jackson in connection with the June shooting of Cecil Eugene Boykin Junior.

Above are the mugshots for Raynyoda Shelonda Jackson (left) and Thaddeus Surrency (right).

According to her arrest report, Jackson is accused of robbery and aggravated battery.

Detectives said Boykin had been texting a friend of his, Sarah Elizabeth Harris, in the early morning hours of June 25, 2019, asking to hang out with her. They said he sent Harris a picture of a large sum of money and mentioned getting a hotel room.

Harris later agreed to meet Boykin at the Waffle House in Alachua.

Investigators said, throughout the conversation, Harris was with Jackson and Thaddeus Surrency at Jackson’s home in High Springs.

Surrency, who was arrested days after the shooting on June 28th, is accused of shooting Boykin, the victim. During questioning, he said he, Jackson and Harris, after receiving the photos of the money, started to plot how to rob him. Surrency also told police he and the two women were taking Molly during the ordeal.

Surrency told police he only knew of the plan and was the driver in the robbery, but that Harris and Jackson were the ones who came up with the plan. He said he drove the vehicle, with Harris and Jackson inside, to meet Boykin at the Waffle House.

Upon arriving, Surrency said, Harris retrieved an amount of money from Boykin for gas, gave it to Surrency and then got into Boykin’s car. Surrency then drove to a gas station where he said Jackson took over as the driver.

They then drove to the location where Boykin was shot.

Surrency told detectives Jackson was the one who shot Boykin. He said, after hearing the gunfire, he went to check on Boykin as Jackson drove away from the scene.

However, police believe Surrency is the one who fired the gun and robbed Boykin. They said Jackson blocked Boykin's car in a driveway then drove away without providing aid to the victim.

The gun believed to be used in the shooting, detectives said, belongs to Jackson.

Jackson was booked into the Alachua County Jail.

An arrest warrant has also been issued for Harris.