Omaha, Nebraska – A Nebraska woman has been charged in relation to two heinous murders and an attempted assault. Erika Mims, aged 41, has been arrested and faces 11 felony charges.
Both victims, Lamar Nedd and Laron Hodges, were discovered with multiple gunshot wounds. Nedd’s body was found on the side of a road in August 2022, whereas Hodges was located dead inside his vehicle in March 2023, after having been reported missing the previous month. Captain Eric Sellers revealed these details during a press conference.
Interestingly, Mims was initially a person of interest in Hodges’ death. Authorities managed to arrest her on an unrelated gun charge during the investigation into Hodges’ death, to which she pleaded not guilty. As the investigation progressed, evidence from Nedd’s alleged murder site also pointed towards Mims, marking her as a person of interest in his case as well.
Adding to the list of her alleged crimes, Mims has been charged with the shooting of Ronald Townsend in May 2022. Townsend, thankfully, survived the assault, though he did sustain minor injuries. In a chilling statement, Douglas County Sheriff Aaron Hanson mentioned that had Mims succeeded in taking Townsend’s life, she would have potentially been classified as a serial killer.
Breaking down the charges against Mims, they include two counts of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree attempted assault, evidence tampering, and various firearm-related charges. Officials have stated that the possible motivation behind these violent acts was monetary gain. Additionally, they revealed that Mims was acquainted with all three men, but the nature of their relationships remains undisclosed.
Additionally, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has detained two other people in connection with Hodges’ death. These individuals have been charged with being accessories to Hodges’ murder. However, details are scant as officials are maintaining discretion due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.
While the charges against Mims are mounting, her attorney has yet to comment on the situation, despite requests from Inside Edition Digital.