2nd arrest made in Tamuning drive-by shooting case

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The Guam Police Department has made a second arrest in the Tamuning drive-by shooting case

Arrested was a 21-year-old man who police say is the gunman.

Noah Terrence Cepeda was arrested Wednesday, a week after John Anthony McCord, the driver, was arrested.

Upon his arrest, McCord was adamant about not owning a gun and stated all he did was drive.

According to the court complaint, McCord identified Cepeda as the shooter in the vehicle.

Police say this statement was made during a recorded Paytel conversation.

Police say that Cepeda admitted to a witness that he owned the gun and stated he was going to turn himself in.

Court documents state that Cepeda’s girlfriend informed officers that the Defendant returned home on the night of the shooting and he was attired in clothing that matched the clothing of the second suspect with John McCord from the Ypao Mart security footage.

She further indicated that the defendant was breathing heavily and appeared “worried and paranoid.”

He is charged with aggravated assault with the special allegation possession or use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony; criminal mischief to a motor vehicle also with the special allegation; possession of a firearm without an identification card; discharge of a firearm and reckless conduct.

He was held on cash bail.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.