February 11, 2014
Two sisters arrested during the investigation into the disappearance of Kevin Quick returned to the courtroom Tuesday, and both were denied bond.
Prosecutors are now saying Mersadies Shelton was involved in a Louisa County shooting on Feb. 2. Authorities say Quick's car was at the scene and was discovered by police the following day at a different location. She is facing new charges of being a primary offender in a malicious wounding and attempted robbery.
She was also assigned a new attorney.
Quick was a reserve captain with the Waynesboro Police Department who went missing on Jan. 31. His body was discovered last week in Goochland County.
Despite several arrests in the case, none has been charged in Quick's death.
Prosecutors released more information about Shantai Shelton, Mersadies' sister, in court Tuesday. The two were arrested at the same time, along with their brother Daniel Mathis, but Shantai Shelton faces no charges in connection to Quick's disappearance.
Instead, Shantai Shelton was picked up on outstanding warrants. Prosecutors accused her of poisoning an elderly man last year by putting drugs in his milk, then stealing the man's wallet and gun.
The two sisters were denied bond.
"They have to look at their ties to the community, the strength of the commonwealth's case, whether they're a danger to themselves or others. Those are all factors in a bond motion," Louisa County commonwealth's attorney Rusty McGuire said, referring to what goes into making a ruling regarding release on bond.
McGuire also suggested in court that Shantai Shelton knows more about Quick's disappearance. He said there's evidence that someone driving Quick's stolen SUV picked her up and took her to Alexandria as part of a plan to get her out of Virginia and to Montana, where she has family.
McGuire said it was all organized by a gang.
So far, four people arrested since the investigation into Quick's disappearance began are facing gang-related charges.
Shantai Shelton's attorney objected to McGuire's evidence, saying it was not related to the charges she is currently faces. The judge agreed.
Both Shelton sisters are due back in court on March 18.