MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) The alleged shooter is already walking free, but it's the suspected accomplice the 16-year-old victim's mother is worried about.
"He's the one I'm most afraid of," Amanda Mwok told Local 15. "After the shooting, [Roylonzo Rhodes] was texting my daughter at three o'clock in the morning saying that he was going to hurt our family."
Mwok's daughter was shot in the front yard of her Marcus Drive home Saturday evening, and her 2-year-old and 3-year-old siblings were nearly caught in the crossfire.
Mwok said she wasn't home when Rhodes and three other teens pulled up in an SUV. Witnesses said Rhodes began arguing with Mwok's daughter's friend who was at their house. Rhodes was her daughter's friend's ex-boyfriend, according to Mwok.
The argument became physical in the front yard, and then 17-year-old Justin Campbell, who was with Rhodes, allegedly opened fire. As Mwok's children ran and ducked behind a car parked in the front yard, a bullet struck her 16-year-old daughter in the upper leg.
Campbell was arrested Monday, charged with 2nd degree assault and reckless endangerment, but bonded out less than two hours later.
"I couldn't understand why," Mwork said. "You shoot someone, to go in two hours, and get bonded right out? That's not enough."
Mwok wouldn't let her daughter go back to Davidson High School on Monday, because Rhodes is a student there. He was arrested Wednesday afternoon as he was walking to his car after school. Rhodes faces the same charges as Campbell, as well as a charge of intimidating a witness.
"I don't want him to get out," Mwok said. "I would be really upset if he was released. I've never been this paranoid in my life. I look at every car driving by to see who's inside."