She allegedly lied to the cops to keep her boyfriend out of jail.
It didn’t work, and now they’re both behind bars.
Lakewood police pulled over the 42-year-old woman on Sunday after a man called 911 to report someone in her vehicle shot at him and he was tailing the car.
At first, the woman said the other guy “began randomly shooting at her for no apparent reason,” according to charging papers. She insisted she was alone in the car.
Detectives eventually got her to admit her boyfriend had been in the car with her and that he opened fire on the other man as retaliation for a past robbery. She provided a false name for her boyfriend.
When police couldn’t find information on the boyfriend, they called the woman and confronted her about the fake name. She suggested they search her purse. Inside were the boyfriend’s identification and 8 grams of a substance suspected of being crack cocaine.
The woman agreed to help police track down the boyfriend but warned he probably was on his way to Milwaukee.
On Tuesday, police placed the woman under surveillance. A detective called her repeatedly but she turned her phone off. The detective reportedly watched her kiss the boyfriend before leaving his home. She answered her phone as she drove away.
The woman told the detective she was “in the hood” looking for her boyfriend and directed them to an apartment complex where he was rumored to be. It was not where she’d just left him, police said.
A patrol officer pulled the woman over and she admitted lying to protect her boyfriend from being arrested, court records show. Both were taken into custody.
Prosecutors charged the woman with rendering criminal assistance. She pleaded not guilty to the charge and was ordered jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail.Stacia Glenn: 253-697-8653