Police: Spokane woman drove Richland murder suspect out of town
SPOKANE, Wash. — A Spokane woman was arrested this week on suspicion of helping an accused killer leave the Tri-Cities after a Richland murder.
Spokane police arrested Courtney Sing, 37, accusing her of rendering criminal assistance. Police say she drove Kyle Johnson-Clark out of Richland after 30-year-old Daniel Rice was shot and killed May 3.
“She assisted Kyle Johnson-Clark after the homicide by picking him up in Tri-Cities and transporting him out of the area,” said Sgt. Drew Florence with Richland PD.
Sing is also accused of third-degree assault for allegedly kicking a Spokane police officer during her arrest — something she has refuted in a public Facebook post in which she asked Johnson-Clark to turn himself in:
A warrant obtained by KAPP-KVEW states Sing was Johnson-Clark’s best friend; officers believed she was directly involved in helping him get to Spokane.
It is not clear whether Sing was aware of the homicide — or Johnson-Clark’s alleged role in it — at the time.
Sing had a preliminary appearance in Spokane County Superior Court on Tuesday. She is not in custody and has not been formally charged. She is scheduled to be arraigned May 28.
Johnson-Clark, 27, is wanted on first-degree murder charges. He has not been found since the deadly shooting at the Columbia Park Apartments, after which two other women reportedly met up with him, too.