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Girlfriend accused of helping in Edgewood homicide back in Pierce County

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 16, 2010 at 6:02 am with 3 Comments »
June 16, 2010 9:16 am

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.

Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. georgerosie4u says:

    Well the National Guard got rid of the problem child. But now the taxpayers will have to take care of her with room and board. I would like to see all of them get life, since they have ruined the life of a innocent family. I am from the old school house, “An eye for an eye!”

  2. puyallup_leon says:

    Lets see how smart Ford thinks she is when she`s sitting in Purdy for a very long time

  3. Alaska47 says:

    If she had any intelligence or integrity,all she had to do was make a phone call to help bring the perpetrators to justice.No excuses will make what she did right .Have fun in jail,Jenna.

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