YUCAIPA – A female juvenile and a female adult were arrested for the witness intimidation after contacting a rape victim asking her to drop charges authorities said.
Tyler Eagle, 19, of Yucaipa was arrested on Friday, March 17, 2017, for rape and residential burglary. Eagle was behind bars facing these charges and was awaiting trial when on March 19, 2017, Christianna Broad, 20, of Yucaipa and a 16-year-old Yucaipa girl visited Eagle at the Central Detention Center.
While visiting Eagle, he asked the two females to contact the burglary and rape victim to get them to drop the charges. Broad and the juvenile went to the home of the victim and asked her to drop the charges. On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, the two women went to visit Eagle in jail and were contacted by detectives. The vehicle was searched and marijuana and a knife were located in the vehicle, which was parked on the jail property.
Both Broad and the teen were arrested and booked into jail. Broad was booked into the Central Detention Center for witness intimidation, possessing a weapon on jail grounds, and possessing marijuana on jail grounds. She is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. The teen was booked into juvenile hall for witness intimidation, possessing a weapon on jail grounds, and possessing marijuana on jail grounds. She remains in custody without bail.
Authorities also learned that Tyler Eagle was having an inappropriate sexual relationship with the teen. Eagle now faces additional charges of witness intimidation and unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. He is being held in lieu of $425,000 bail. Detectives would like to remind the citizens, that it is a crime to intimidate witnesses/victims and ask them to drop charges in criminal cases.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Yucaipa Police Department, Detective Division. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous is urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the website at www.wetip.com.
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- Christianna-Broad-Tyler-Eagle: Photos courtesy of San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department