The mother of one of the men charged in connection with the fatal shooting of an undercover Oakland police officer has been arrested for allegedly trying to help him escape the state, according to a report in the East Bay Times.
The paper reported that Felicia Williams, 48, was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of being an accessory after the fact. Alameda County jail records confirmed that Williams was being held late Friday.
Williams is the mother of Mark Demetrious Sanders, 27, a Tracy resident who police arrested Jan. 2, along with two other men in connection with the fatal shooting of Oakland Police Officer Tuan Le while he was working undercover at a cannabis dispensary in late December.
Law enforcement sources told the East Bay Times that Williams allegedly attempted to destroy evidence and help Sanders leave the state.
Williams, who lists her profession as a chef, according to the report, was arrested at her Oakland home and booked into Santa Rita Jail, where she is being held without bail pending a scheduled arraignment on Monday.
Le was at the dispensary as part of an undercover burglary operation in downtown Oakland. He was driving an unmarked police truck when he was shot in the head, according to court documents, and died hours later at Highland Hospital.
Allen Brown, 28, has also been charged with murder in connection with the case. Sebron Ray Russell, 30, faces charges connected to the burglary that preceded the shooting.
This marks Sanders' second murder case within the last decade. In 2014, he faced charges as a juvenile for the killing of an 18-year-old man during a shootout in Oakland and eventually entered a no-contest plea to manslaughter. He was released from prison within a five-year period, according to authorities.