Bond was set Friday morning for two of three young women arrested as accessories in the shooting of a teenager outside an Omaha convenience store earlier this week.
Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000 for 19-year-old Talequa Marion, charged with accessory to a felony of assault in the first degree. Bond was also set at 10 percent of $10,000 for 20-year-old Brianna Tilmon, who allegedly helped the gunman leave the scene.
Sixteen-year-old Lashana Westbrook was sitting in a vehicle with four others Tuesday morning when she was wounded outside the Quik Trip near 72nd and Military. Westbrook remains hospitalized in serious condition.
Miss Westbrook’s family sent their pastor as their spokesperson to address a brief news conference Friday afternoon saying they were concerned about potential retaliation.
They did however express sympathy for all the teens involved.
Pastor Robert Hall, with Cathedral of Love Church of God & Christ, said, “They have no malice toward anyone. They want to see justice done but still, at the same time, praying for the victims, LaShana and the persons involved."
Marion, Tilmon and 17-year-old Khaila Dailey (charged as an adult) are alleged accessories. Hearings for Marion and Tilmon are scheduled for June 3rd. If convicted, Marion faces five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
Confused family members emerged from Douglas County Corrections Friday stunned that Talequa Marion has been named in connection with a shooting.
Talequa’s mother, Carla Marion, said, “I don't know where he's from. I don't know how she met him. I don't even know the boy. I couldn't even tell you what the boy looked like."
Montel Wood allegedly unloaded his rifle on a car full of people at the Quik Trip on Tuesday and then escaped.
Meanwhile, Marion is charged with accessory to a felony for driving Wood there but her mother says she had nothing to do with it and believes she was only with him because she wasn't allowed to work after showing up late.
Carla said, “When the shooting was actually going on she was inside the Quik Trip. So it's not like she was in the car when he did what he did. She was inside and she just got caught up."
Anyone with information regarding Montel Wood's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 444-STOP. You can also contact them through the link on our Crime Stoppers page.