A woman wanted in connection with a stabbing has been apprehended in Las Vegas, according to local police sources. The 27-year-old woman is wanted as an accessory to second-degree murder, and has since been arrested by Nevada authorities. The other individual allegedly involved in the killing is still at large and being sought by police.
According to the report, the woman and a man are suspected to have been involved in the stabbing of a man on March 10. They both face charges of second-degree murder. Apparently the woman was arrested with the support of the Las Vegas Police Department as well as authorities from Nampa, where the murder allegedly took place.
No details have been provided about the specifics of the stabbing, nor about the particulars of the woman’s arrest. It has been confirmed that a Las Vegas police officer stopped to render aid to a woman who appeared to have injuries. The woman turned out to be the suspect, who was summarily arrested. Her male counterpart has not been found by police and is still being sought at this time.
There is not enough information provided in this report to make any guesses about how criminal proceedings will turn out. It is incumbent upon Nevada authorities to prove the woman is indeed guilty of being an accessory to murder. In addition, police are required to observe strict protocol in detaining a suspected criminal, who is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law. If the procedures followed did not reflect adequate allowance for the woman’s rights, this may be addressed by defense counsel before the criminal court and could result in a dismissal or reduction of the charges.
Source: kboi2.com, “Ashley Ford, wanted for accessory to Nampa murder, arrested in Las Vegas“, May 5, 2016