Man Charged with Rape, Tampering with Pistol in Crawford County Homicide Case Pleads Guilty
A man charged in connection to a homicide at an outdoor party in Crawford County pleaded guilty in two related cases Thursday.
Tyquil Munson, 21, entered the plea to charges of statutory sexual assault and indecent assault.
He allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl in a field June 4, 2017, while she was unconscious, according to State Police.
Munson, along with Steven Kozak and Brandon Franz, was already accused of playing a role in the murder of Jimmy Johnson, 21, at the party which was held in a wooded area off Teepleville Road in Crawford County. Investigators said the party, which allegedly involved under-age drinking, attracted students and young people from a three-county area.
Munson is accused of scrubbing trace or physical evidence off of the pistol allegedly used to kill Johnson and also pointing it at people during the party. In that case, he pleaded guilty to tampering with physical evidence and terroristic threats during Thursday's court appearance.
Kozak is accused of firing the fatal shot. Franz allegedly provided the pistol and later attempted to dismantle and dispose of the gun.