MONROE COUNTY, Mich. (WJBK) - The Michigan State Police said a mother and son were arrested and charged with trying to orchestrate the murder of three people who he believed were responsible for his arrest, including a police officer.
Lakeisha Goodwin, 43, and Jontele Goodwin, 26, were both arrested and arraigned on charges of solicitation to commit murder and witness intimidation on Tuesday.
According to MSP, the investigation began in April when an informant reached out, saying that Jontele asked him to kill three people he believed were responsible for his arrest by police in the Monore Area Narcotics Team and Investigative Service (MANTIS).
Jontele and the informant were both being held in the Monroe County Jail at that time. He said Jontele named the people he wanted murdered and told him how to do it. He then said he offered him $2,500 to kill all three. He then said Jontele gave him his mother's contact information to facilitate the murders.
Meanwhile, police said Jontele had been recorded on jailhouse phones talking with Lakeisha who 'encouraged the murders' police said. They also claim she offered advice on how to carry them out.
Police say Lakeisha delivered drugs to the informant as a down payment for the murders and offered to give the informant a ride to the airport after the murders had been carried out.
MSP and the Monroe County Sheriff's Department investigated and ultimately arrested both on charges of solicitation to commit murder and witness intimidation. They could get life in prison, if convicted.