A Baltimore woman was charged with influencing a witness in the murder of Timothy Reynolds, who was shot and killed last July after confronting a squeegee worker. Twishae Tyler, 23, is held on two counts of witness retaliation.
Reynolds was slain on July 7 after he got out of his automobile and apparently challenged a squeegee worker at the intersection of Light and Conway streets in downtown Baltimore. A 15-year-old squeegee worker then allegedly took a revolver and shot Reynolds. The 15-year-old is facing murder charges and will be tried as an adult.
Charging documents allege that the mother of a witness got a call from a female professing to be from Metro Crime Stoppers, who then said she needed to meet with her to deliver her the Metro Crime Stoppers prize. Documents said the witness called the phony Metro Crime Stoppers representative back and said the encounter appeared to be unusual, and the person on the other end hung up.
Two days later, a text said “No money or anonymity. Didn’t learn from your first shot?” “Textnow,” a temporary phone number provider, sent the text message, investigators found. TextNow told investigators an Apple ID user sought the number.
Investigators were able to trace the phone number to Tyler, who was found in a home’s living room. According to the woman, she was the only one who had access to the phone.