Child's Fight Leads To Adult Gunplay

Friday, June 20, 2014
Amelia Leaster
Amelia Leaster

A Chattanooga woman was charged with criminal conspiracy to commit attempted first-degree murder after police said she drove a man to a shooting in May.

Amelia Leaster, 30, allegedly drove Juwan Reynolds to shoot a man named Joshua Fleetwood. Police also said she gave Reynolds the weapon.

Witnesses said the altercation started after a fight between Fleetwood's 10-year-old niece and a 12-year-old girl who Ms.Leaster had previously been driving around.

Witnesses said the two young girls had gotten into a fight, and that soon after, Reynolds began firing shots at people in the area.

Fleetwood was hit in his left shin.

After this, police said Ms. Leaster quickly got Reynolds away from the scene.

Later, witnesses identified Reynolds out of a photo lineup. He was arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder.

Ms. Leaster was arrested for assault in March and she has a prior assault on a police charge.

Ms. Leaster is scheduled to appear before General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck on Tuesday. She also has been charged with accessory after the fact and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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