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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Driver for accused murderer now facing her own felony charges

For Immediate Release
Sept. 28, 2016

The woman who drove a man accused of fatally shooting Jacob Brantner to a grocery store parking lot in April 2016, where the alleged murder occurred, now faces felony charges, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Rahnesha Carson, dob: 12/14/1994, faces Accessory to Robbery in the 2nd Degree, Hindering Prosecution, Leaving the Scene of a Shooting, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.*

According to court records, Carson was informed by phone messages that codefendant Fazon Swinton wanted to rob the victim Brantner. After gunfire was exchanged at the parking lot and Brantner was fatally wounded, Carson drove drove him away from the scene and gave false statements about his injuries. She also attempted to get rid of the vehicle and told police she wasn't with Swinton at the time of the murder. Later, she admitted she was with him.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $100,000.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile: (816) 674-3954

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

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