A Camden County woman was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in prison for attempting to bribe a witness to steal a gun from a car that was in the custody of the Camden County Police Department, pending the execution of a search warrant, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.
According to U.S. Attorney Sellinger, Saidah A. Davis, aka “Sacha,” 42, of Woodlynne, previously pleaded guilty in Camden federal court to an indictment charging her with witness tampering.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Davis admitted that on April 16, 2021, she and codefendant Anthony D. Parker, aka “Papa Smurf,” 38, of Camden, went to the home of an individual who she knew worked at a Camden tow lot that impounded vehicles that the Camden County Police Department seized for criminal investigations.
Davis, an acquaintance of a relative of the tow lot employee, explained that Parker had a problem, and she asked the employee if he could help Parker.
Parker said that the police had seized his vehicle pending a search warrant application and that there was a gun and cash inside the vehicle.
Parker offered the tow lot employee $2,000 to break into the vehicle and remove the gun and cash.
The tow lot employee refused the bribe, and Davis took the employee’s phone number and said, “we’ll be in touch.”
Parker was convicted of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon and is scheduled to be sentenced on July 12, 2022.
In addition to the prison term, Davis was sentenced to three years of supervised release.