A Baton Rouge woman was arrested Monday night after repeatedly refusing to talk to police about her involvement in the mid-June death of a 36-year-old woman — who police first thought was killed in a car wreck, but later discovered had been stabbed to death.
Summer McShane, 37, who Baton Rouge police said stabbed Tameka Jacobs in the leg, has not been accused in her death, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman.
Instead, McKneely said Tuesday, McShane was arrested on a count of failure to report the commission of certain felonies.
“We wanted to talk to her about the particular incident,” McKneely said of the stabbing. “She failed to report that she was involved and repeatedly refused to come talk.”
While several witnesses told detectives that McShane stabbed Jacobs, it has yet to be determined whether the slaying was justified, McKneely said.
Jacobs was stabbed during a fight in the 4100 block of Levera Street on June 14 and was being driven to the hospital to get treatment for her injuries when the car she was riding in crashed, McKneely said.
An autopsy revealed that Jacobs, who initially was thought to have died as a result of the crash, died from a stab wound, East Baton Rouge Parish coroner Dr. Beau Clark said June 20.
Police suspect alcohol and drugs were a factor in the car wreck, though Jacob’s family said they did not contribute to Jacobs’ death.
McShane was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish prison on Monday.