A 19-year-old Humphrey girl was arrested Saturday after she allegedly planned the robbery of her grandparents with three other people. Tyshaebra Kinnard allegedly told Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Sgt. John Bean that the plan was to take $5,000 from her grandfather, then meet the other three suspects and travel to Houston, Texas.
On Monday, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 bond for Kinnard after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge her with two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of theft of property, two counts of second-degree battery and with residential burglary. She was also ordered to have no contact with the family until the case is settled.
An investigation is continuing to locate and arrest the other three suspects in the case, two males and a female. According to a probable cause affidavit from Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Andy Hoots, the girl’s mother received information from other relatives that her daughter was friends with some or all of the other suspects who were involved in the incident.
In the affidavit, Hoots reported that the incident happened at a house in Humphrey at about 2 p.m. Saturday when three individuals walked in on an elderly couple, a 10-year-old boy and Kinnard. Two of the individuals were wearing black Nike hoodies with their faces partially covered, while the third suspect did not have his face covered but was holding a handgun.
When the elderly female attempted to get up out of her chair, the person who was standing near her pushed her back and removed her glasses from her face, then started patting her down and demanding money. She told deputies she gave the suspect about $90 in cash from her pocket, then hit the arm of the suspect, causing him to drop his gun, which was later determined to be a toy. It, along with two unspent bullets, were recovered at the scene.
At some point, the 10-year-old entered the room and began trying to fight the men when one of them grabbed him by the feet and dragged him through the house, causing a slight injury to his knees. Meanwhile, the suspects started to pat down the elderly man, who took money out of his pocket and threw it on the floor. After getting the money, the suspects sprayed the elderly couple in the face with mace. Kinnard walked into the living room a short time later and was also sprayed in the face with mace.
Hoots said that Kinard told deputies that she followed the suspects on foot, then said she could not see and sat down on the street. She then called her grandparents on her cell phone and asked the 10-year-old boy to come get her. She also said she did not know any of the suspects or recognize their voices.
Kinnard’s aunt met with Hoots and showed him pictures she had taken on her cell phone of some of the people Kinnard had been associating with, and the elderly woman identified the three as the ones who had committed the robbery.