Camden County, NJ, Woman, Working With “Papa Smurf,” Admits to Witness Tampering
Authorities say a woman from Camden County has admitted to attempting to bribe a witness to steal a gun from a car that was in the custody of a local police department.
Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig says 41-year-old Saidah "Sacha" A. Davis of Woodlynne pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to one count of witness tampering.
"Davis admitted that on April 16, 2021, she and codefendant Anthony D. Parker, aka “Papa Smurf,” 37, of Camden, went to the home of an individual who she knew worked at a Camden tow lot that impounded vehicles that were seized by the Camden County Police Department 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 his vehicle had been seized by the police pending a search warrant application, and that there was a gun and cash inside the vehicle."
Parker allegedly offered the tow lot employee $2,000 to break into that vehicle and remove the gun and cash; that employee reportedly refused the bribe.
The witness tampering charge could land Davis behind bars for up to twenty years with a $250,000 fine.
Parker is charged with witness tampering and possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon. His trial is scheduled for next month.
Sentencing for Davis is scheduled for March 3rd, 2022.