17-year-Old Charged with The Murder Of Another Teen In Germantown

Police say they attended the same high school

Germantown, MD. (DG) – A 17-year-old male has been charged as an adult in the murder of another 17-year-old boy who was found slain in a wooded area of Germantown in January.

Montgomery County Police are reporting Ta’Quawn Deon Henderson, of Germantown, is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Jai’lyn Jones. Henderson made his first court appearance on Monday.

Jones was found dead in a ditch on Grotto Lane in Germantown on January 24.

Police said they recovered physical evidence that connected Henderson to the murder. Henderson and Jones were acquaintances and both attended Northwest High School.

Henderson turned himself into authorities on Sunday after police obtained an arrest warrant for him.

Henderson is being held without bond and is expected back in court on May 27.