Family members of Karina DeJesus feared she had been kidnapped by Jeffrey Reid Jr., who police said was on the run from a York City homicide charge.
But DeJesus actually was helping Reid — the father of at least one of her three children — run from the law, according to charging documents filed against her Monday by York City Police.
Reid and DeJesus were tracked down Monday in Richmond, Va., by members of the U.S. Marshals Service.
DeJesus, 23, of 1101 Market St. in Harrisburg, is being held in Richmond awaiting extradition on her third-degree felony charge of hindering the apprehension of Reid, according to city Capt. Tim Utley.
Extradition: Reid, 27, of 244 S. Duke St., also remains in custody in that city, awaiting extradition on his charges of homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide, being a convicted felon in illegal possession of a firearm, and three counts each of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
City detectives allege Reid was part of a robbery crew, and that he fatally shot Dashaun Davis during an attempted robbery, charging documents state.
Police on Tuesday filed a homicide against a second man in the Davis homicide.
Malik Cortray Williams, 18, of 766 W. Market St., Apt. 6, remains in York County Prison without bail, charged with homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide and robbery.
Police said Williams, like Reid, is part of a robbery crew that was thwarted twice the night of July 19 before Davis was fatally shot in his car just after 11 p.m. in the 200 block of Union Street. Davis, 23, was killed just around the corner from his family's Juniper Street home.
Western Union: Charging documents filed against DeJesus state she sent Reid money through Western Union on July 20, the day after Davis was killed.
She spoke with city detectives last week and admitted sending Reid money, documents allege. DeJesus was told by detectives that Reid was a wanted homicide suspect and that she should have no contact with him, police said.
On Friday, her family members reported her missing, saying they had not seen her since July 23, according to police.
Kids left behind: Documents state DeJesus fled the state with Reid, leaving her children behind and not answering calls to her cell phone made by her concerned family members.
On Saturday, detectives were contacted by a family member of Reid's, who reported DeJesus called him asking for money, documents state. The man declined to send cash, police said.
That lead helped police track down Reid and DeJesus to Richmond, police said.
Homicide case: Officers responding to the scene of the Davis homicide seized and towed a blue Cadillac found parked in the area, which witnesses said Reid was driving just prior to the fatal shooting, according to police.
Reid told a witness "the murder weapon" was in the Cadillac "and that his DNA and fingerprints would be found on it," documents state. Several people heard him making the statement, and also heard him claim he was being framed for the slaying by "Problem" and "Squeeze," according to documents.
Williams, the second man charged in the Davis homicide, is known as "Problem," according to charging documents.
Handgun found: Inside the Cadillac — which is registered to Reid's brother — police found a .380-caliber handgun and ammunition, documents state.
Asked whether more arrests are expected in the homicide case, Capt. Utley would only say the investigation is ongoing.
Police also confirmed Reid is a suspect in a fire investigation that is unrelated to the homicide case.
The three-unit apartment building where Reid lived was damaged by a fire that erupted there about midnight July 21, city fire officials have said. The bulk of the fire was contained to Reid's first-floor apartment.
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