Mother of Teenager Charged with Murder Now Facing Charges
The mother of a 16-year old facing murder charges has now also been charged.
March 20, 16-year-old Kenyauta Keith was charged with 1st Degree Murder and Attempted Murder, Willful Injury, and Intimidation with a Weapon in the death of 21-year-old Brandon Fitzgerald Johnson, 21, on March 19th. 16-year-old Deaveon Gaulden was also seriously injured in the shooting in the 1100 block of Maplewood Dr. NE that followed a fight involving a number of individuals. Today, Keith's mother, Saresa, was also arrested.
A warrant for Saresa Keith, 39, was issued May 17 and she was arrested today during a traffic stop. Cedar Rapids Police say an investigation showed Saresa Keith took her son to a pre-arranged fight. They also say she was carrying a stun gun and used it to commit an assault.
Saresa Keith is being held at the Linn County Jail on charges of Child Endangerment, Carrying Weapons, and Assault While Using or Displaying a Weapon.
[via Cedar Rapids Police Department]