Hours after three suspects were charged in the killing of Keisa Lange, St. Cloud police arrested a fourth suspect in the case.
Just after 10 p.m. Thursday, officers arrested a 36-year-old woman from St. Cloud in connection with Lange's death, according to an update from the department. She was arrested during a traffic stop, and police say she's being held on suspicion of aiding and abetting second-degree murder for Lange's death.
Lange was found dead on the side of the road at a quiet cul de sac, the 4300 block of Cooper Avenue South, the morning of June 3. The medical examiner said she died from a single gunshot wound to the head.
She was found just 24 hours after the discovery of a woman's body in an apartment about 6 miles away. That woman also suffered a fatal gunshot wound. St. Cloud police have acknowledged the similarities in the cases, and said they are investigating "any potential connections," if they exist.
3 suspects charged
On Thursday afternoon, three suspects were charged in connection with Lange's killing.
Deantae Davis, 23, and Kenneth Carter, 26, are both charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. As is 33-year-old Angela Renee Jones, who faces an additional charge of aiding and abetting kidnapping.
Authorities used surveillance footage, witness accounts and phone records to piece together a statement of probable cause. Here is what the charges say happened:
Surveillance footage shows a white Ford Fusion entering the parking lot of an apartment building where Lange last stayed just before 7 a.m. on June 3. It left about 85 minutes later, and a witness said Lange left the apartment with the three suspects.
Another witness said they saw Jones, Carter and Davis with Lange in the Ford Fusion at a gas station shortly after. Jones also acknowledged to investigators she was in the car.
The car was then driven to the end of Cooper Avenue South. Davis shot Lange, who was then taken out of the car. Carter then "shot multiple times" at Lange's body.
Police also pulled a call from Stearns County Jail to Jones, during which she told the person on the line that a male in the car "received the message." She then told the occupants to "Get the b*** out of the car," and mentioned a lone house nearby with line of sight to the cul de sac.
The suspects then drove to a home in St. Cloud and sanitized the vehicle using bleach and other cleaning products. They also destroyed phones and burned clothing.
Two men near the scene of the shooting later told police they'd heard four or five gunshots sometime between 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m.
On June 4, investigators located the Ford Fusion at an address connected to Jones, and "determined the car had been wiped down." Tests showed evidence of blood in the back seat. In the trash outside the home authorities found a note referencing a woman working for "the feds."
Carter was arrested in Apple Valley Thursday, June 10. He's slated to make an initial court appearance on June 21. Davis was taken into custody in the Wisconsin Dells June 10 as well. And Jones had already been in custody for an unrelated case, police said. An omnibus hearing in her case is set for Aug. 19.