2 arraigned, 1 given $1M bond to charges related to 15-year-old’s shooting death

Two other juveniles arraigned on charges connected to the attempted robbery.

Two people arrested in connection to the murder investigation involving a 15-year-old boy who was fatally shot in Springfield were arraigned Friday.

Travis Pearson, 19, pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping — all felonies of the first degree, according to court records. He was given a $1 million bond and remains in the Clark County Jail.

Kamell Golden was shot Wednesday afternoon during a suspected robbery and died early Thursday of his injuries.

Springfield police arrested Pearson and two other juveniles, who have not been identified, Thursday related to the death of Golden.

One of the juveniles also was arraigned Friday afternoon on aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping.

“He has been charged, he has been arraigned. We’re currently investigating and gathering more evidence and we’re going to proceed going forward,” said Juvenile Prosecutor Kadawni Scott.

Scott said two other juveniles were arraigned on Thursday in connection to the attempted robbery. The two, who were not identified, were charged with complicity to aggravated robbery and are being held at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.

Officers were dispatched around 4 p.m. Wednesday to the 500 block of Scott Street for several shots being fired, according to an affidavit filed in the case. While responding to the scene, officers were notified that a victim, identified as Golden, arrived at Springfield Regional Medical Center with gunshot wounds.

Golden was taken by a private vehicle to the hospital. He was in critical condition and was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, where he died of his injuries.

A witness told police he and Golden were “conducting a marijuana sale” to a group of people at a vacant house on Scott Street when Pearson pulled a gun out and “placed it against his back as (Pearson) wrapped his free arm around the witness’s neck.”

The witness said a second person pulled a gun on Golden, who he said began to run towards the back of the house when gunfire began. The two then ran to a nearby car and drove to the hospital.

Another witness told police they were at their friend’s house when they heard gunshots. A few seconds later, the witness said two juveniles ran inside and “began taking their clothes off in a hurry and talked about having blood on them,” the affidavit stated.

Police later found that the two juvenile males matched the description of the suspects in the attempted robbery, which was a “planned robbery of the victim for marijuana and a firearm.” The two were arrested and charged with complicity to aggravated robbery.

On Thursday, officers checked several locations for Pearson and the juvenile but were unsuccessful until around 2 p.m. when they saw Pearson and the two juveniles inside a vehicle.

Officers attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled and a pursuit started, the affidavit stated. A short time later, a juvenile ran from the vehicle and threw a bag before being apprehended in the 200 block of Raffensperger Avenue, according to the affidavit. The bag was found and contained a HiPoint .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun, a HiPoint 9mm semi-automatic handgun with assorted ammunition and suspected drugs.

The three suspects were arrested and charged. Pearson and the juvenile who admitted to the crime were both charged with aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping. The driver of the vehicle, a juvenile who was not identified, was charged with several traffic violations related to the pursuit.