Dortch

New developments in a shocking case of a woman accused of trying to hide her 15-year-old son after a shooting outside Davidson High School.

In court documents, police say Lasandra Dortch was the getaway driver for her son, who's accused of shooting and wounding a 17 year and old and 20 year old.

Dortch was in court Monday morning.

Dortch faces charges including assault and hindering prosecution.

Court documents show that police believe she was the getaway driver for her 15 year old son, who's accused of wounding two people outside Davidson High School.

Police say Dortch was seen parked in the courtyard of the high school several minutes before the shooting during a basketball game there between Murphy and Blount.

In the documents, police say, everyone ran from the shooting except Dortch, who ran toward the scene.

Police say her son approached her and they ran back to her car.

Last Friday, Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste said, "I'm asking the community to help us hold parents accountable."

He also said, "In this particular case, a parent is engaged in doing bad behavior that has caused their child to get involved with the justice system at such an early age."

At the time of her arrest, Dortch said, "I haven't done anything except for what my attorney told me to do. Don't move until whether we know something or not. Don't move until he's available to come with me. I kept in touch with her the whole time because she said he possibly was a witness."

Monday, Dortch's attorney, John White, told the judge Dortch's arrest was improper.

White says he was under the impression an arrest warrant was never signed, and when Dortch was asked to meet police to give a picture of her son for a photo line up, she was arrested.

White said, "Proper procedure was not followed, period. I was misled by the Mobile Police Department and, as a result of me being misled, my client was misled by me, which was wrong. This could have ended really, really bad because of the Mobile Police Department not being forthright with me."

Bond for Dortch was set at more than $7200.

She remains in jail.

Her son remains at Strickland Youth Center.

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