LIMA — A young Lima woman who police say set up the armed robbery of her former boyfriend on Wednesday waived constitutional her right to a speedy trial.
Jordyn Mitchell, 19, was indicted earlier this month on a first-degree felony count of aggravated robbery. The charge carries a specification for the use of a firearm during the commission of that offense, even though Mitchell herself never touched a firearm.
According to court documents, Mitchell was complicit in a scheme between herself and three other individuals to rob Tyshawn Thompson outside the Maplewood/Northwood Apartments on Brower Road in Lima earlier this year. Thompson told police on Sept. 17 that he had been kicked out of his apartment by Mitchell and their roommate, Brenna Cochran, and was to meet with Mitchell at approximately 1:50 a.m. outside the apartment complex to exchange some personal property.
During that meeting with Mitchell and Cochran, Thompson said two black males approached the group. One of the men, later identified as Cardale Funches, reportedly pulled a handgun from his sweatshirt and pointed it at Thompson before robbing him of his cell phone and identification. The other black male was later identified as Isahia Dyous, court documents show.
Police later gained permission to search the apartment shared by Mitchell and Cochran and discovered Thompson’s belongings along with the handgun used in the robbery.
During interviews with Mitchell, Cochran, Funches and Dyous it was learned that all four took part in planning and executing the robbery. Mitchell reportedly admitted to police she set up the robbery and knew Funches possessed the handgun.
Mitchell appeared in Allen County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday with her attorney, Zach Maisch, to waive her right to a speedy trial. Judge Terri Kohlrieser set March 23 as the tentative new trial date.