Two More Suspects Charged in PnB Rock Slaying

Rapper PnB Rock (Credit: Shutterstock)

Two more suspects have been charged in connection with the robbery and killing of rapper PnB Rock in September 2022, at a restaurant in Los Angeles.

Tremont Jones was charged with two counts of robbery, conspiracy to rob the rapper, and illegally possessing a firearm as a felon, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday evening. The second suspect, Wynisha Evans, was charged with being an accessory after the fact.

Rolling Stone was the first outlet to report on the arrests after attending a court hearing for Jones and Evans on Monday.

In new court filings, Jones is accused of taking part in the plot to rob the rapper.

Prosecutors said Jones met with Freddie Lee Trone — who is accused of being the getaway driver — in a parking lot near the Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles on Manchester Avenue in south Los Angeles where the slaying occurred.

Prosecutors alleged Jones handed Trone an object covered with a towel, which they said was a firearm.

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As previously reported, police said a male suspect walked up to Rock while he was dining with his girlfriend Stephanie Sibounheuang, drew a handgun, then demanded jewelry, and shot the rapper after an argument.

Rock, 30, died shortly after he was transported to an area hospital.

As for Evans, court filings said she contacted Jones after learning he was a suspect in the murder and drove him from Los Angeles to Nevada in a rented car.

Jones is currently being held on $1 million bond at the Men’s Central Jail in downtown L.A., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s online inmate information portal. The website says he was taken into custody in May.

Evans was released last week since she is accused of a non-violent charge under Los Angeles County’s new zero-bail policy.

Both Jones and Evans will be back in court in December for another hearing.

Rock, whose full name was Rakim Allen, was born in Philadelphia and got his stage name from the street corner Pastorius and Baynton in the Germantown neighboorhood where he grew up.