Three women living together in Minneapolis have been arrested for their role in the violent burglary of a St. Louis Park woman, who was threatened with a baseball bat in her home.
The three roommates, Sharita Jacqui Towns, 26, Passion Lashay Lane, 21, and Ladonna Lashay Henderson, 29, have been charged with one felony count of aiding and abetting in a burglary and face up to 20 years behind bars.
According to the criminal complaint:
On July 27, a female St. Louis Park resident was watching television with her family in her home on the 3400 block of Boone Avenue when her cousins Towns and Lane entered the house without permission, accompanied by Henderson and possibly another unidentified person.
The three women attacked the St. Louis Park cousin in the living room. Lane and Henderson landed closed-fist punches.
Towns menaced her cousin with a baseball bat, while someone grabbed the woman by her arm, holding her against the wall while she was pummeled by the other two. (Towns told police she didn’t know who had the bat, and Henderson said that a fourth woman named “Lanesha” had the weapon.)
Henderson later told police that she grabbed the woman by the hair while Lane punched her cousin in the face.
After her family members pulled the assailants off her, the cousin noticed a man she couldn’t identify carry her television out the door.
Police found fresh bruises on the cousin’s face and arms and an empty TV stand in the living room.The three women are being held in Hennepin County Jail.