Grasonville woman charged with murder
GLEN BURNIE — A Grasonville woman has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a Glen Burnie woman in that city.
Anne Arundel County Police arrested Tashaya Raeshon Turner, 37, of Grasonville Terrace on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Baltimore, and charged her with first- and second-degree murder, use of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure, and first- and second-degree assault.
The victim is I’kea Nicole Jackson, 28, who lived in Glen Burnie. According to her obituary, she was once a student in Queen Anne’s County Public Schools and played basketball for one season at Queen Anne’s County High School in Centreville.
The two women were acquaintances, but police haven’t released a motive because the investigation is continuing, said Marc Limansky, spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police. But he did say the drugs don’t appear to be involved at this time.
The investigation revealed that this was a targeted crime and not a random act of violence, police said.
Police made the arrest following a two-day investigation.
On Dec. 5, police responded to Mountain Road in Glen Burnie for an assault in progress, and when they arrived, they found Jackson lying outside the apartment building, and she appeared to be suffering from stab wounds. Police said a knife was the weapon.
The fire department transported Jackson to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center where she died from her injuries. Jackson’s body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause and manner of her death.
Detectives canvassed the area, interviewed witnesses and tried to piece together the chain of events that led to Jackson’s death. As the investigation continued, several pieces of evidence related to the crime were recovered and submitted for forensic analysis. Detectives continued to conduct numerous inter views with witnesses who had information related to the alleged murder.
Through these investigative steps, detectives were able to positively identify Turner as the suspect, police said.
On Tuesday, Dec. 6, police secured an arrest warrant charging Turner with murder, and on Wednesday, Dec. 7, homicide detectives executed a search warrant at a residence in Baltimore and took Turner into custody without incident.
Turner is currently being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on a no bond status.
Police said in a statement that even though an arrest has been made, this is a very fluid and active investigation. Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.
If people with information wish to remain anonymous, they can also contact the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line at 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.
TASHAYA RAESHON TURNER
I’KEA N. JACKSON