Update: Jermail Blake Charged with Voluntary Manslaughter (Felony) in the Death of Altereck Rashad Shields This Morning in Cleveland

Posted on December 31, 2016

RFP Staff

♦ Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources report that deputies and EMS were called to a home at 180 Apex Lane near Foster Road North of Cleveland at 3:47 a.m. where a fight and a stabbing were reported. Altereck Rashad Shields was found dead in the backyard. The incident was originally called a criminal homicide–murder.  The investigation centered on the stabbing death of Altereck Rashad Shields, 36, of 1005 S. Church Street, Salisbury, N.C. It is alleged he died from stab wounds to his chest with a kitchen knife.

Later in the morning Jermail “Streets” Blake, 36, of 1025 Grady Street in Salisbury, was arrested at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center on 612 Mocksville road and charged with voluntary manslaughter (felony) in the stabbing death of Shields.

Blake sustained facial injuries during his fight with Shields. It is believed the altercation between Shields and Blake began in the home of Anthony Angle at 180 Apex Lane. It was alleged that Mr. Angle was uncooperative in describing what occurred.

Under a secured $250,000 bond, Blake is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center.

The Late Altereck Rashad Shields:

Jermail Blake:

Location of 180 Apex Lane in Cleveland, N.C.:

Jermail “Streets” Blake’s Previous Record:


The case remains under investigation.

Citizens having any knowledge about this crime are urged to call the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8700. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous and possibly collect a reward of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/ or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

**This article is will be updated as more information becomes available.**

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