The mother of a man wanted for a 2011 homicide was arrested over the weekend on accusations she’s helped her son evade capture, Columbus police said.
Tiffeney Perry, 41, was charged Saturday with hindering the apprehension of a criminal, reports state. Police say she knows about the outstanding murder warrant her son Jody M. Perry faces and has rented a car to assist his efforts to avoid capture.
Five people are accused of involvement in the shooting death of Blanchard Thomas, a Pittsview, Ala. pastor found dead under the Oglethorpe Bridge, near Golden Park, with a gunshot wound to the right cheek.
Donnie McQuinn Forte, 53, Michael McCoy Ingram, 60, and Joel Thomas, 24, each face charges of malice murder, felony murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. They were arrested shortly after the March 2011 shooting.
Keedra Shanae Brummit, 22, also faces charges of murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. She was arrested earlier this year, court officials said.
Jody M. Perry, 23, remains at large. Police say they have warrants for his arrest for murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
“We want to try them all together,” said Chief Assistant District Attorney Alonza Whitaker. “We’re ready for trial, providing we can get him.”
Jody Perry has evaded capture several times, partially due to the efforts of his mother, reports state. Tiffeney has rented a car for her son to avoid arrest.