Woman arrested for accessory after driving gunman away from fatal shooting in Baker
POSTED: Friday, September 27, 2013 - 2:16pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 27, 2013 - 4:46pm
BAKER, LA (NBC33) — The woman who drove her husband away from the scene of a murder was arrested and charged with accessory after the fact.
The shooting happened at an apartment complex located on Shiloh Ave on Thursday, Sept. 26 at roughly 11:00 a.m. The victim, Garland Robinett Ruffin, 33, was shot three times and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
According to the arrest report, a witness to the shooting identified Kyren Davonta Eby, 21, as the gunman. The witness told investigators that the two men were involved in an argument in the moments prior to the shooting.
“The victim was unarmed,” the arrest report noted. “The victim approached the defendant, he removed a black in color semi-automatic firearm from the right side of his pants and immediately started firing gunshots at the victim.”
Eby allegedly retreated to his apartment after the shooting. His wife, Miesha Monique Scott, 22, was seen leaving the apartment with him. The couple was then witnessed by multiple people leaving the scene in her vehicle.
Later that same day, Eby turned himself in to police and was charged with Second-Degree Murder and Illegal Use of a Weapon. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and his bond was set at $155,000.
At the same time Eby was booked, Scott was questioned by investigators and she allegedly admitted to driving the vehicle.
“She asked Eby what happened to which he replied ‘I shot him, take me to my sister’s house,’” the report noted. “She observed blood on Eby’s face and bruising over his eye.”
Scott was arrested for Accessory After the Fact to Second-Degree Murder and Accessory After the Fact for Illegal Use of a Weapon. She was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Her bond has been set at $30,000.
This is the first homicide investigation for the Baker Police Department this year.