Woman charged with accessory in shooting

Published 10:45 am Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A woman was arrested and charged for being an accessory before the fact of a shooting that happened earlier this month at the Taylor Bend Apartments.

According to the Oxford Police Department, on Oct. 6, officers responded to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi emergency room where they interviewed a male patients who had been shot several times but was conscious enough to give the police a brief statement.

Earlier, OPD received a call about shots being fired at Taylor Bend apartments.

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Jazzmonica Johnson, 22, of Oxford, told investigators that she and the victim had got into an argument while driving on Old Taylor Road. She pulled over into the apartment complex and called a friend, Artemus Boyd, 22, of Fulton, and asked him to come help her. Boyd arrived and allegedly shot the male victim. Boyd fled on foot and Johnson took the victim to the hospital. Boyd was arrested later that night and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

On Monday, investigators arrested Johnson and charged her with aggravated assault accessory before the fact due to her involvement of having the suspect come to the scene to confront the victim.

She was taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center where she was booked on a $15,000 bond.