Lakeisha Scott, Capitol Heights woman, convicted of lying for boyfriend in shooting case
A jury has convicted a Capitol Heights woman of obstructing justice for lying about her boyfriend’s involvement in a shooting.
Lakeisha Scott, 31, faces up to 30 years in prison. Her sentencing date will be set in a hearing on April 20.
In a statement released Wednesday, authorities say Scott, a probation officer for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, gave a false alibi for her boyfriend while testifying before a grand jury in a shooting case.
On January 16, 2011, Scott and her boyfriend were at her home when she found out he had been cheating on her with another woman. Scott spoke with the woman on the phone about the relationship. Scott’s boyfriend left the house and went over to the other woman’s home in Southeast and fired 11 shots at the side of her apartment building. The woman, who was not injured, told police that she was on the phone with Scott at the time of the shooting.
Scott’s boyfriend was arrested in connection with the shooting and, when interviewed by police, he said that he had been with Scott all morning. Scott later told a detective that she knew nothing about a shooting, and confirmed that her boyfriend was with her all morning, except for about 10 minutes.
After Scott’s indictment, her boyfriend pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting.
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