Delta News Citizen
Malden police have released the name of a second suspect in a March 25 shooting that injured a young girl. Police are searching for 18-year old Cassius Benford, of Malden. Officers began searching for Benford and Jarvis Wofford of Cape Girardeau after they received a 911 call advising police an 8-year-old girl had been caught in the crossfire. Several rounds of bullets struck a motor vehicle in which the little girl and two of her siblings were occupants. The girl received injuries from fragmented glass after the vehicle’s windows were shattered by the gunfire. She was airlifted to Memphis where she was treated for the injuries. She is expected to make a full recovery. Wofford was arrested last week. Benford and Wofford are charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm. Benford’s bond is set at $175,000 cash. Anyone with information about Benford is asked to contact local authorities.