Second person charged in homicide of 17-year-old girl

NOW: Second person charged in homicide of 17-year-old girl

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A second person has been charged in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Tysiona Crawford.

According to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office, 39-year-old Takisha Jacobs has been charged with assisting a criminal on January 18th.

She was arraigned Thursday afternoon at the St. Joseph County Courthouse.

Jacobs is being held at the St. Joseph County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond.

The probable cause affidavit states officers were dispatched to the intersection of Clover and Hildreth Streets for reports of gunshots where they found a car flipped on its side.

Crawford was inside the vehicle suffering a gunshot wound to her head. She was transported to South Bend Memorial Hospital and later died from her injuries. The county coroner ruled her death as a homicide.

Investigators reported Crawford’s vehicle was riddled with bullet holes on the passenger side.

Court documents note Crawford and her ex-boyfriend, 20-year-old Rahim Brumfield, were arguing earlier in the day and was later found to be the alleged shooter.

Brumfield made a statement to police the following day that he was in the car with Crawford and left before she was shot. He claimed Jacobs picked him up and later learned of Crawford’s death.

Jacobs allegedly told officers she drove by the intersection of Clover and Hildreth when she saw Brumfield “hanging out” in Crawford’s car, picked him up, and drove him to an apartment complex, according to official records.

Search warrants for phone records were obtained and showed Brumfield’s phone was active in the area where Crawford was shot until approximately 8:15 p.m. when the signal traveled away from the area.

Detectives say Jacobs’ phone records showed she was never in the area of Clover and Hildreth or the apartment complex she claimed she drove Brumfield to. Her records show her phone was only active in her home.

If found guilty of this Level 5 Felony, should could face 1-6 years in jail, and a maximum fine of $10,000.

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