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Woman pleads guilty to lying about shooter’s whereabouts

February 18, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to lying to investigators of a man’s whereabouts in the hours after he shot a Sioux City police officer.

The Sioux City Journal (http://bit.ly/1CHmngh ) reports Kimberly Smith of Sioux City pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to defraud the United States by obstruction or interfering with governmental functions.

Smith admitted that Jamal Dean arrived at her residence in 2013 shortly after shooting officer Kevin McCormick during a traffic stop. She helped Dean’s father, Levon Dean, hide the vehicle he used to pick up his son near the shooting scene.

Smith later told police she hadn’t seen Jamal Dean that day.

Dean’s father has pleaded guilty to helping his son evade arrest.

Jamal Dean has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in the shooting.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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