The girlfriend of a man accused in a deadly Edgewood home invasion robbery has returned to Pierce County to face charges.
Jenna Ford was booked into Pierce County Jail just before 1:30 a.m. today, according to the online jail roster. She’s scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.
Pierce County prosecutors have previously charged her with three counts of first-degree rendering criminal assistance. She had been arrested earlier this month in Arkansas, where she was undergoing National Guard training.
Pierce County prosecutors allege the 18-year-old Ford helped her boyfriend dispose of evidence after he allegedly killed an Edgewood father during a home-invasion robbery.
They contend Ford – who’s dealt with police in the past – advised Kiyoshi Higashi and three others to dispose of their clothing after the robbery and helped them clean out a car used in the crime.
Higashi, 22, has been identified as the man who shot 43-year-old Jim Sanders to death April 28 during a robbery at Sanders’ home.
Higashi and three others – Amanda Knight, 21; Joshua Reese, 20; and Clabon Terrel Berniard, 23 – have been charged with murder, robbery and other crimes in connection with the deadly robbery. They’ve pleaded not guilty.