New Information On Firearm Charge Pushes Prison Term Back

L.P. Phillips
April 23, 2019 - 5:46 pm

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - New claims and new documents filed in the federal weapons case against Darius Fields of Dallas have pushed a decision on his prison term back. Fields was a person of interest in the murder of 13-year-old Shavon Randle of Lancaster, although he was never charged. Fields was convicted of a firearm charge. 

At the sentencing hearing, Field's co-defendant in the weapons case said there was no way Fields could have plotted the kidnapping of Randle in retaliation for a drug robbery. Laporshya Polley said stolen marijuana, at the heart of the connection between Fields and Randle, was not his. Polley says the pot was hers. 

The claim is aimed at poking a hole in the Government's theory that the drug robbery, committed by one of Randle's distant relatives, had angered Fields. The kidnapping, they say, was in retaliation. The prosecutors are using that connection to try and get a more severe sentence.
Federal Judge Barbara Lynn pushed a decision on Fields' sentence back to May 16th.