A man charged in the 2018 shooting death of Freeman Jacobi “Y.G.” Wells faces attempted murder charges following a grand jury indictment.

Warrants filed on Jan. 13 show 28-year-old Marquis O’Bryan Peet, of Statesville, was indicted on six counts of attempted first-degree murder by the Iredell County grand jury. He received a $1 million secured bond.



Peet has been in custody on similar charges since 2018.

Peet was initially arrested June 18, 2018 in a home raid conducted by the Statesville Police Department, a raid that took eight people with suspected ties to Wells’ death into custody. Including Peet, 11 suspects have been arrested in connection to the homicide.

On Jan. 6, 2018, Wells was shot at a home on Hickory Avenue when gunfire from outside strafed the house. He died the next day at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Peet has a criminal history involving resisting arrest, assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm into occupied property, among driving related offenses.

He is scheduled to appear in Iredell County Superior Court Feb. 10.

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