16-year-old Southfield girl accused of armed carjacking

Honor roll student is accused of being involved in bump-and-run carjacking


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – A 16-year-old Southfield girl stood before a judge handcuffed and wearing a blue jail jumpsuit.

The teen is accused of being involved in an armed carjacking. Police say she was among three girls who did a bump-and-run. Police say the 16-year-old Southfield girl was the one with the gun.

"This individual put a handgun to the head of the woman's 3-year-old son and said, 'I'll shoot his ass,'" said the judge hearing the case.

Sources say the teen is considered a star student at her high school. She attends a leading Detroit college prep school and is a member of the honor roll.

"She will not be going to take her final exams tomorrow," said Richard Lester, the teen's uncle.

That's because she will remain in juvenile detention. Her future has been put on hold and in jeopardy.

"It's a young girl that got caught in a bad situation with some friends," said lawyer Joseph Humphrey Jr.

Lester said his niece is a good girl with no history of crime or misbehavior.

"The allegations are serious and we as a family take them very serious," Lester said. "But we also know the good child that we have in there in custody, who has no previous record, no felonies or anything."

The teen and two other girls face charges including armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Her bail bond was set at $700,000. She was in jail as of Wednesday and will not finish the school year.