One Garner hotel resident charged with manslaughter in another’s death

Lakesha Nicole Johnson
Lakesha Nicole Johnson

Garner police on Monday charged a 40-year-old woman with voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death Sunday evening of a man found at a hotel.

Lakesha Nicole Johnson, who lives at the In Town Suites, 1491 U.S. 70 West, was accused of killing Derik Fernandza Shaw, 49.

Shaw died from his injuries after being transported to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, the town said in a statement issued Sunday.

Police found Shaw after being called about 6:45 p.m., the statement said.

Police said Shaw lived on a different floor in the hotel from Johnson, but they characterized the incident as a domestic dispute that began in Johnson’s room.

A child of Johnson’s was in the room but was not injured, police said. They did not give the child’s age.

Johnson was held in lieu of $100,000 bail at the Wake County Detention Center pending a court appearance.

Ron Gallagher: 919-829-4572, @RPGKT