Three arrested in murder case of 3-year-old pleaded not guilty; bail denied

Booked for murder, conspiracy to commit murder

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UPDATE (Feb. 28 4:10 p.m.) Bail was denied for all three people arrested in the murder of 3-year-old Major Sutton.

Tyrone Deangelo Johnson, David Reagan Palms and Myeisha Bernice Dale pleaded not guilty and will be back in court on March 12.


Bakersfield Police arrested three people in the murder of 3-year-old Major Sutton Friday morning. 

Police said the suspects are Tyrone Deangelo Johnson, 21, David Reagan Palms, 19, and Myeisha Bernice Dale, 29.

Sutton was shot and killed in his home last November along with his pregnant mother and older brother.

Johnson, Palms and Dale were arrested Friday morning and were booked into the Kern County Jail. They're being held on no bail.

Johnson is facing charges of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon. Palms is facing murder, two counts of attempted murder and a 10-year firearm prohibition charge. Dale is facing murder and two counts of attempted murder.

RELATED: $5,000 reward offered for information connected to death of 3-year-old Major Sutton

Last month, BPD identified a suspect vehicle in the case.

Police said detectives also served several search warrants on Friday throughout Bakersfield, but no other arrests were made.

RELATED: BPD Chief says search, arrest warrant operation brought new leads in Kason Guyton, Major Sutton case

The Feb. 2017 murder of five-year-old Kason Guyton remains unsolved. There is currently a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case. Anyone with information on Guyton's murder is asked to call Secret Witness at 661-322-4040 or Detective Keegan Gavin, 661-326-3557.

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