On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges on the suspect Joneisse Redmond, 17 years of age, of the 8900 block of Mayfield Court, St. Louis, MO 63136, for two counts of Involuntary Manslaughter in the 1st Degree and two counts of Assault in the 2nd Degree. Redmond is being held on a $50,000 bond.
Redmond was operating a vehicle in the 2500 block of Shannon Avenue when the vehicle struck a tree.
The probable cause statement reads: On November 4, 2016, 16 year old defendant was driving a car without a license. She had 5 passengers in the car. Defendant was driving down a residential street in a reckless manner. Defendant said she “was gonna at least try to hit 120” going around the curb. In doing so, Defendant crashed her car into a tree. Two of her passengers (Michael Leachman and Theodore Barnett) were killed. Two other passengers were seriously injured. Defendant was certified as an adult on July 5, 2017.
Detectives from the St. Louis County Police Crimes Against Person’s Unit conducted the investigation and presented the case to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office where the above charges were issued.