Two women arrested in Sheraden slaying

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U.S. marshals arrested two women in Ohio Thursday night who are wanted in connection with a March slaying on a party bus in Sheraden.

Clarrissa Clark, 19, and Summer Kerley, 29, both of Sheraden await extradition, Pittsburgh police Lt. Daniel Herrmann said late Thursday.

On March 30, police were called to the 3000 block of Chartiers Avenue in Sheraden about 3:30 a.m. for a report that a man, Steven Lee, 21, of McKees Rocks, had been shot multiple times after a confrontation on a party bus that had stopped in the area, according to police.

Detectives wrote in a criminal complaint that Samantha Powe, 30, of Garfield, Ms. Clark and Ms. Kerley fought that night with some people on a party bus traveling from the South Side to Sheraden.

Police said that while Ms. Powe was on the bus she called someone on her cell phone and said she wanted that person to "come over here and smoke these people," referring to Mr. Lee and his sister, who was not injured in the incident.

Ms. Clark also was on her phone when she told the driver to stop the bus and three men with guns got out of their car, police wrote.

When James Lawrence, 21, of East Hills and Michael Lyons, 22, of Homewood arrived, Ms. Kerley and Mr. Lyons began kicking and shoving Mr. Lee and his sister off the bus. Once off the bus, police said, Ms. Kerley continued kicking and assaulting Mr. Lee's sister.

Ms. Clark pointed out Mr. Lee and his sister and said, "Split them two. Spank them. I want those two," according to court documents.

When she said that, police said, Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Lyons shot Mr. Lee.

Ms. Clark was wanted on charges including terroristic threats and a felony count each of criminal solicitation and conspiracy in a homicide, according to court documents.

Police sought Ms. Kerley on the same three charges, as well as a felony count of aggravated assault, according to court documents.

Mr. Lawrence was arrested last week and Mr. Lyons was arrested in May. Each face a homicide charge, among others, in Mr. Lee's death. Both men are scheduled for preliminary hearings today.

Pittsburgh police found Ms. Powe shot to death on a dead-end street in Homewood on July 16. Charges have not been filed in that case but police sources indicate Mr. Lawrence is a suspect.

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Staff writer Liz Navratil contributed. Lexi Belculfine: lbelculfine@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1878 or Twitter: @LexiBelc.


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