Teen charged with starting deadly riot
By Shavonne Potts
A Salisbury teenager previously charged in the 2007 death of Treasure Feamster will also face a charge that he helped start the riot during which she was killed.
Reginald Terrell Leach was indicted this week by a grand jury on a charge of felony inciting to riot.
Leach, who will turn 19 next month, had already been charged with first-degree murder and possession of stolen goods.
Of the six people charged with involvement in the incident, Leach is the only one charged with murder.
Feamster, 13, was a bystander who got caught in the crossfire between rival gangs and was killed, authorities said.
She was a Knox Middle School student and was attempting to leave a party at the J.C. Price American Legion Post on March 16, 2007.
The party ended after an argument inside turned violent. Several gunshots were fired outside, and one of those shots killed Feamster.
The young girl’s death put a spotlight on gang activity in Salisbury and throughout the region. The debate sparked two gang summits, one three months after the shooting and another in November 2007.
Leach was 16 at the time of the shooting and therefore ineligible for a death sentence.