A Pre-k teacher’s assistant in the Chapel-Hill Carborro school system has been charged in connection with a murder and robbery that happened in Alamance County.
Tanesha Annette Jeffries, age 23, has been charged with 1st-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon tied to a robbery and murder that occurred in a Burlington Sweepstakes parlor earlier in April.
The victim, 50-year-old Michael Thomas Le, died after being shot on April 8th at the Gone Fishing Sweepstakes according to Burlington police. Le was a security guard at the establishment.
Three other individuals are involved in this crime and include Anthony Lamar Cason, Jimal Edward Jenkins, and Shamar Ramel Holloway.
Shamar Ramel Holloway is still wanted for first-degree murder and other felony crimes related to this investigation, police said.
Anyone with information about Holloway should contact the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500 or Alamance County-Wide Crimestoppers (336) 229-7100.
Jefferies is being held without bond and has been terminated from her position at Northside Elementary by the Chapel Hill Carborro school district.
The school district released the following statement to parents and staff:
Good afternoon CHCCS families and staff.
Earlier today, we received very disconcerting news from the Burlington Police that one of our employees, Tanesha Jeffries, was arrested and charged with murder in connection with a robbery in Alamance County.
As you can imagine, this news is devastating for a variety of reasons. This is an extremely difficult situation, and it is sure to draw significant media coverage, but we wanted you to have the facts as we know them.
Ms. Jeffries has been terminated from her employment by the school district. Ms. Jeffries worked as a teacher assistant at Northside Elementary with our pre-Kindergarten students.
We recognize this is very troubling, but know that we will lock arms and take care of our Northside students and staff members…and together we will work through this.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me directly. Thank you for your continued support.
Pam Baldwin Superintendent