The mother of a man arrested in the hit-and-run death of an Inderkum High School student in August is accused of trying to cover up her son’s involvement in the collision.
Latisha Glover, 47, is charged with being an accessory in the collision that killed 15-year-old Jamari Julian Moore and with filing a false vehicle theft report. The teenager died after a 2006 Buick LaCrosse hit him as he was bicycling home with a friend around 8:30 p.m. on El Centro Road, about a half-mile north of the River View Park neighborhood. The front side of the Buick struck Moore, fatally injuring him, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver of the car then fled, driving southbound.
Dexter Laron Glover, 19, was arrested four days later. He is charged with felony hit-and-run causing injury or death and with filing a false vehicle theft report.
A right-side mirror left at the crash site helped investigators tie the Buick LaCrosse to the hit-and-run collision, according to the CHP. The car was found about 2 miles from the collision scene on Venture Oaks Way, off Gateway Oaks Drive.
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The Buick had been reported stolen in a carjacking outside a Safeway store on Del Paso Road about 30 minutes after the collision. Investigators determined that the call came from the Glovers, according to the CHP
Dexter Glover called his mother following the collision and told her that he had hit someone, according to a CHP report included in court records. He allegedly asked her to report the Buick stolen. When she called her insurance company, she was told she needed to file a police report.
Dexter Glover then drove the vehicle to the location off Gateway Oaks Drive. Latisha Glover allegedly followed him in her vehicle and picked up her son. Dexter Glover told investigators that his mother then called police to report the carjacking, according to the CHP report.
Latisha Glover was booked on the charges and released Jan. 24, according to Sacramento County jail records available online. Her arraignment Wednesday in Sacramento Superior Court was continued to Feb. 21.
Dexter Glover’s next court appearance, for a plea and bail review, also is set for Feb. 21, according to court records available online.