Involuntary manslaughter charges were filed against Ethan Crumbley’s parents Saturday morning after they were brought into jail in the early hours of Saturday morning.
After a massive search, James and Jennifer Crumbley were captured after they failed to show up for their arraignment on Friday. They face four charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection with Tuesday’s tragedy at Michigan School for refusing to pull their son out of school when officials reported he had shown warning signs of aggression and required therapy, police said.
Police said Ethan Crumbley, 15, opened fire on the school, killing four people and injuring seven more.
Law enforcement investigators in Detroit, Michigan, located the parents on Friday following a protracted hunt that included U.S. Marshals offering $10,000 incentives for their apprehension. The parents had allegedly fled their vehicle in the building’s parking lot and taken refuge in an art studio in Detroit.
After witnessing the suspects’ vehicle and a lady escaping from it, the owner of the shop phoned 911. Several media outlets had published pictures of the vehicle and the pair in the back seat.
At a midnight press conference, the police chief informed reporters that the pair was unarmed and had been brought into jail without incident. During their detention, he stated they seemed “distressed,” according to him. They’ll almost certainly be hit with further charges after this.
White said that there is also a third individual being investigated and might face charges for assisting this married couple by allowing them entry into the building where they were located. According to the chief, the Crumbleys didn’t break into the building; instead, they were permitted in by that individual.
Investigators are unsure of the Crumbleys’ connection to the other individual.