GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Target 8 has uncovered court documents detailing how two men are in the Kent County jail, including the man identified as her boyfriend, in connection to the Latrice Maze case.
Jahleel Hoskins, who Maze's family tells Target 8 was the boyfriend of 26-year-old Latrice Maze, was arrested by Grand Rapids police on April 23rd on what is being called a "parole hold". Hoskins has not yet been charged with an offense, but a law enforcement source confirms his arrest, and that of a second man, is connected to the Latrice Maze case.
Target 8 uncovered court records linking Hoskins to what is described as a homicide investigation. Those documents show a second man, Gregory Shanklin, was arrested the same day as Hoskins. He is charged with perjury, allegedly lying to prosecutors who are investigating a homicide. Grand Rapids police requested two warrants in the case against Shanklin. In one of those requests, police say Shanklin was under oath when he "lied about knowledge of associates' contact with a gun and/or contact/communication with Jahleel Hoskins".
Shanklin is being held on $500,000 bond. Hoskins is being held without bond. Court records do not reveal details in Hoskins' alleged involvement in the disappearance of Latrice Maze, only that he is being connected to the case.
One of Maze's aunts told 24 Hour News 8 that their family was called into a meeting with the Grand Rapids Police Department Thursday night when police told them the case had turned into a homicide investigation.
Earlier this week, GRPD said the 26-year-old's case had become a criminal investigation, and investigators were working under the assumption that Maze was no longer alive .
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Maze was last seen March 19 in in the area of Division Avenue and Burton Street in Grand Rapids.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616.456.3604 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.
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