Two Arrested, One Still Wanted For Ladarius Clardy Murder

October 1, 2021

Two people have been arrested and a second person is wanted for the murder of football standout Ladarius Clardy, and Sheriff Chip Simmons says he was not the intended target.

Amos Dehontiguan Snowden Jr. and his brother Da’Quavion Snowden, Jr. are both charged with first degree principal to murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Authorities are still searching for Kobie Lashun Jenkins, Jr. on charges including first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

“I will tell you that it appears they thought they were attacking, cowardly attacking, someone else,” Simmons said. The sheriff said it is very likely that there will be more arrests in the case at the investigation continues.

“This was an intentional attack, an intentional attempt to kill,” he said. “The only way I can truly describe them is that they are killers…the motive is they through they were shooting someone else. It’s as simple as that.”

Clardy, a former standout Pine Forest High School quarterback, was shot and found dead in a vehicle crash. His vehicle was found with over 50 bullet holes in a ravine at Hollywood Avenue and Fairfield Drive about 1 a.m. on July 1.

Anyone with information on Jenkins’ whereabouts is asked to call the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620, Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP, or 911.

The arrests were announce during an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office press conference Thursday night.


26 Responses to “Two Arrested, One Still Wanted For Ladarius Clardy Murder”

  1. Howie on October 3rd, 2021 11:18 am

    @ Jimbo – you are right about Amos Snowden the father of the two thugs pictured. It took awhile for his LIFE sentencing in 2009 for all his criminal activity (including sexual battery) since 2000.

    @ William2 – you are exactly right. Our world is a socially toxic environment. Drugs, gangs, guns, murderers, television violence, violent video games, poverty, lacking obedience, laziness. All are factors that add to a child’s tower of risk no matter how hard a parent tries, some children just topple over. Parents are much more influential in early childhood than in adolescence, when a child has peers, and the school and the culture become dominant. Place boundaries in the home at an early age, stay with it and see the difference.

    Amos Jr. and Da’Quavion Jr. were young children ages 8 and 9 years old at the time of their father’s sentencing. What a bumpy road for them after that.

    My wife tutored a failing 3rd grader years ago. The boy told her that his mother was in prison for killing his father. When this child became an adult, he has been in and out of jail for committing crimes for years. Parenting the right way starts at a young age and depends on who the guardian is also in this case scenario.

  2. Carola on October 2nd, 2021 9:53 pm

    How can 5 of you mistake the wrong victim? How can 5 of you decide whether or not to waste someone? You got a promising, talented boy/man with a career he worked hard for and you decided to ambush and get the wrong target. The 5 of you decided this mans fate and on top of it you don’t have a clue as to who you all are killing!!
    Enjoy the rest of your lives behind bars you have absolutely nothing to contribute to society and Lazarius did. My condolences to his family! What a waste he is gone and these 5 losers are alive. Keep smirking, you deserve everything coming to you!

  3. David Huie Green on October 2nd, 2021 11:28 am

    You can name anybody and/or yourself anything. Giving someone a good name takes effort. Keeping it a good name takes a lifetime.

  4. Susie on October 2nd, 2021 9:50 am

    I’m so glad for the Clardy family. It won’t be long, thanks to our awesome ECSO that the last IMP is arrested. These kids parents should be arrested as well but being a deadbeat parent, unfortunately, is not a crime. These criminals don’t care about other’s lives. It’s time for them to see how terrible that feels.

  5. Bewildered on October 2nd, 2021 8:05 am

    To name several kids “junior” is inflated self esteem. The boxer George Foreman named all his 5 sons alike. No problem as long as they are not at the same place at the same time LOL.

  6. Snowball on October 1st, 2021 7:11 pm

    They finally got the guys who killed one of my classmates Rest in peace L.D your gonna get justice.

  7. Warren Piece on October 1st, 2021 1:20 pm

    @ Bob & Yard Dog…

    Are they half brothers or half cousins??

  8. Jimbo on October 1st, 2021 1:01 pm

    I used to work felony probation and I am fairly certain that their father (Also Amos) was sentenced to long term prison around 2004 so he has not been in their life at all…We watch this cycle just keep going and going and very few ever get off. They deserve whatever they get, just wish their parents had made better choices and maybe these young men would have amounted to something positive.

  9. DH on October 1st, 2021 11:32 am

    December 2020 this article …

    You will find Kobie Jenkins along with 16 others, I’m sure the Sheriff’s Office will locate him having that many ties to drug trafficking. These folks are most likely the persons that are withholding information from Law Enforcement.

    As of 9/23/21 .. $40,000 raised to be given to the person(s) who called Crime Stoppers that reveals the information that aids in making the arrests.

    Thank you Law Enforcement for all your hard work for making the arrests and the many more arrests to follow.

    Prayers to the Clardy family.

  10. Bob on October 1st, 2021 11:31 am

    Yard Dog,

    Same mother, but two different fathers? Each father named their son junior?

  11. AGGIE DAD on October 1st, 2021 11:11 am

    D Snowden apparently was arrested last summer for shooting at another person. Charges had to be dropped according to court records. Both victims from last summer lived less then 1/2 mile from where Clardy was shot. Makes me wonder if the 3 stooges thought they were shooting at the same guys from last year.

  12. Shaquantia Harbeson on October 1st, 2021 10:25 am

    @yard dog – How can the two brothers both be considered JR? Glad they are behind bars where they belong.

    Both of these killers were born to brothers with the same baby mama. Undastand?

  13. William 2 on October 1st, 2021 10:17 am

    It’s a shame that these 3 can’t be turned over to the Clardy family!!!
    @Those of you blaming the parents, do you know this family? Do you have proof that they are bad parents? Are you responsible for your children’s actions? Are your parents to be blamed for your failures? Remember, you can be the best parents on earth, but your child still has the free will to make their own decisions and they are sometimes just nasty people!!!

  14. Dewayne on October 1st, 2021 9:33 am

    Great job all involved with the investigation…you did your jobs professionally extremely well…..NOW JUDGES AND LAW MAKERS….DO YOUR JOBS!!!!! WE ARE WATCHING!!!!

  15. just a fact on October 1st, 2021 9:01 am

    It is sad this man died out of pure jealousy.

  16. Bag on October 1st, 2021 8:21 am

    Several families ruined over absolutely nothing. Great work Ecso. Hopefully it will give the victims family some peace.

  17. tg on October 1st, 2021 7:52 am

    Im betting they meant to kill the two guys that origionally stole the car.

  18. Bob on October 1st, 2021 7:36 am

    @mari It’s not sad. They are going to get what they deserve for murdering another person.

  19. Whisperjet on October 1st, 2021 7:22 am

    ..Great work by ECSO…All the days , nights, and long day
    s of your tireless efforts had paid off…Thanks to you all…

  20. Bewildered on October 1st, 2021 6:40 am

    I know it’s trivial …. How can both Snowden’s be a Jr. ?

  21. Yard Dog on October 1st, 2021 6:30 am

    How can the two brothers both be considered JR? Glad they are behind bars where they belong.

  22. Ol' Skinny on October 1st, 2021 6:18 am

    Mr. & Mrs. Snowden, you should be so proud of the fine young men you raised. And you Mr. Jenkins, as “The Hammer” said…. it won’t be long!

  23. sam on October 1st, 2021 5:13 am

    a whole generation of kids with no parenting creates chaos, crime, and drug use.

  24. Mari on October 1st, 2021 12:08 am

    The Snowden bothers are only 19/20 years old. So sad, to have their futures ruined.

  25. mick on September 30th, 2021 11:58 pm

    whoever is harboring him, do the right thing.

  26. The Hammer on September 30th, 2021 10:28 pm

    It won’t be long now.

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