Man indicted in killing of Rhodes School scholar Drew Rainer

A person has been indicted on felony counts together with first-degree homicide for the demise…

A person has been indicted on felony counts together with first-degree homicide for the demise of Drew Rainer, a Rhodes School scholar who officers say was killed throughout a house invasion in October.

A grand jury indicted Rainess Holmes III, 36, on a number of felony counts together with “premeditated first-degree homicide, homicide within the perpetration of a theft, homicide within the perpetration of a housebreaking, particularly aggravated theft, particularly aggravated housebreaking, particularly aggravated kidnapping, 4 counts of aggravated theft and convicted felon in possession of a handgun,” the district legal professional’s workplace wrote in a launch Tuesday.

Holmes is being held with out bond.

Chief Prosecutor Paul Hagerman and Assistant District Lawyer Forrest Edwards are dealing with the case, per the discharge.

Drew Rainer, 22, was fatally shot throughout a house invasion on Oct. 3, 2021, close to his college, Rhodes School.

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Rainer, 22, was killed within the early hours of Oct. 3 throughout a house invasion close to the faculty, officers have stated. He was shot within the chest as he was attempting to guard a 20-year-old scholar, who Rainer’s household recognized as his girlfriend. She was shot within the hand.

Rainer and his girlfriend have been amongst 5 folks in the home on N. McLean Boulevard when Holmes and others broke in, demanding electronics and different valuables, officers stated.

Police have been later in a position to observe one of many stolen iPads to the Summer season Inn, on Summer season Avenue, the place Holmes had checked right into a room. He escaped by operating right into a drainage ditch, however was later arrested at a residence in Binghampton, officers stated.

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In January, CrimeStoppers introduced a $5,000 reward for info that results in arrests within the case. Rainer’s household added $3,000 to the extra $2,000 CrimeStoppers normally presents, the group stated in a launch.

Calls to the tip line are nameless: 901-528-CASH (2274).

After Rainer’s demise, Rhodes college students gathered on campus to recollect the classmate they knew: A loving, variety good friend and proficient musician.

Rainer’s abrupt demise was tough to course of for the household, too, stated his uncle, Jim Rainer.

“It is arduous sufficient being an uncle. It is heartbreaking to take a look at my brother and my sister-in-law and my nieces and nephews. As you may count on, that is simply the toughest half,” Jim Rainer stated in October. “You are right here at present and also you’re gone tomorrow. Simply dwelling your life.”

Laura Testino covers training and kids’s points for the Industrial Enchantment. Attain her at [email protected] or 901-512-3763. Discover her on Twitter: @LDTestino

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