Sisters accused of beating, threatening woman during altercation

Jameeka Thompson Jahnesha Thompson
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – Two sisters were accused of beating a woman and threatening her during two different altercations in South Bend on Sunday, according to the probable cause affidavit.

On this day, officers from the South Bend Police Department arrived at an address on Leland Avenue for an armed disturbance.

At the scene, officers found three women in a verbal fight on the front porch of the dispatched address.

Officers separated the women and spoke to them individually.

The victim who lived at the address told officers she was in a physical fight with Jameeka Thompson on a sidewalk near the intersection of Leland Avenue and West Navarre Street.

The victim said that while she was fighting with Jameeka, she was approached by Jahnesha Thompson, Jameeka’s sister, reports said.

As Jahnesha approached, she was allegedly holding a black handgun.

Jahnesha then allegedly pointed the handgun at the victim and hit her in the head with it, causing the victim to fall.

The officer reported seeing a laceration on top of the victim’s head.

While the victim was on the ground, Jahnesha pointed the handgun straight up and tried to fire it into the air but there was no round in the chamber, according to reports.

As the victim stood up, Jahnesha allegedly racked the slide on the handgun and placed the gun against the victim’s stomach, threatening to shoot her.

The victim said she feared for her life and returned to her residence.

A short time later, the victim said she was on the front porch of her home when Jameeka and Jahnesha pulled up in a car. According to the victim, Jahnesha was driving and Jameeka was sitting in the passenger seat, allegedly leaning out the window and pointing the same black handgun at the victim.

Jameeka allegedly got out of the vehicle and onto the front porch where another physical fight began.

Jameeka hit the victim in the head with a plastic lawn chair, breaking it, according to court documents.

When the victim hit Jameeka with a piece of the broken chair, Jahnesha got the handgun and gave it to Jameeka, reports said.

Jameeka allegedly said she was going to shoot the victim and repeatedly pointed the handgun at her.

She then put the handgun in the car.

Officers reported finding a gray Chevrolet Cobalt in the street in front of the Leland Avenue home.

Officers also found a handgun on the floorboard of the front passenger seat, according to court documents.

Nearby surveillance cameras captured the incident that took place in the front yard of the dispatched address, reports said.

Jahnesha was arrested and taken to the St. Joseph County Jail for the following charges:

  • Carrying a handgun without a license
  • Pointing a firearm at another
  • Battery by means of a deadly weapon
  • Intimidation
  • Carrying a handgun without a license – defendant has a prior conviction for carrying without a license

She is being held on a $10,000 bond.

Jameeka was arrested and taken to the St. Joseph County Jail for the following charges:

  • Carrying a handgun without a license
  • Pointing a firearm at another
  • Intimidation

Both women are due back in court on April 14.

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