Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said on Saturday that the individual who officials believe assisted the parents of alleged school shooter Ethan Crumbley in hiding from authorities in the industrial building in Detroit would face “potential charges for either aiding and abetting or obstruction of justice,” as determined by Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald. That individual has been identified as Detroit-area artist Andrzej Sikora, according to Fox 2 Detroit.
According to the outlet, Sikora, 65, a resident of Oakland County, hasn’t been charged with a crime, his attorney said in a statement. It is unclear what his relationship with the Crumbleys is at this time.
Clarence Dass, the attorney that has been retained by Sikora, said that he “voluntarily contacted” police after learning of the Crumbleys arrest on Dec. 4.
“He maintains his innocence throughout this process and is fully cooperating with law enforcement to assist in their investigation,” Dass added.
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Sikora may not be charged with a crime now, but it doesn’t look too good for him.
“We believe they were assisted in that location to get there, to get in,” Bouchard said on Friday. “And we’re gathering that information, and we’re going to have the totality of that done fairly soon. Given that they were hiding in a warehouse in Detroit, it certainly raises my eyebrows.”
The 9mm Sig Sauer used in the shooting spree was kept in an unsecured drawer in Ethan’s parents’ bedroom. There were many red flags that the parents ignored. Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said that the 15-year-old’s parents were hauled in the school for a meeting after two “disturbing” incidents involving their son just hours before the shootings. However, they refused to take him home with them. The teen opened fire, killing four students and injuring seven others just hours later.
In an open letter to Trump in 2016, Jennifer Crumbley thanked then-president-elect “for “my right to bear arms even though the former reality show star had nothing to do with ratifying the Second Amendment in 1791.
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