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For Immediate Release

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February 26, 2013 Frederick Freeman, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Arizona – Phoenix (602) 761-2629
Washington Armed Robbery Suspect Tracked by U.S. Marshals to Northern Arizona

Flagstaff, AZ – On January 8, 2013, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office in Port Angeles, Washington, responded to an armed robbery. Allegedly, Jennifer Marie Brady had lured an acquaintance to a hotel room, where Brady’s accomplices robbed him of his valuables and vehicle. Brady was arrested in the incident and later released on bond, pending further court appearances. Brady failed to appear as promised, however, and a warrant for her arrest was subsequently issued. Shortly thereafter, the Clallam County Sheriff requested the assistance of U.S. Marshals in locating and arresting Brady.

Deputy U.S. Marshals developed information that, prior to absconding, Brady had made statements to an associate indicating she was going to head “south,” and that she could not “go to jail.” It was discovered that Brady had fled to Arizona and stayed at a resort in Sedona for several nights. Further, it was revealed that Brady was likely traveling with her boyfriend, Robert “Bobby” Shay, and two others. Deputy U.S. Marshals in Washington contacted the U.S. Marshals’ Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force with the information; the Task Force immediately took action, arresting Brady at a motel in Cottonwood, Arizona, in close cooperation with the Cottonwood Police Department.

“Ms. Brady thought she could avoid justice in Washington by fleeing to the Southwest,” said David P. Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona. “Unfortunately for her, the U.S. Marshals Service was hot on her trail the moment she failed to appear in a Clallam County courtroom. Brady’s arrest sends a clear message that state lines are no barrier to the U.S. Marshals Service and its local law enforcement partners.”

The U.S. Marshals-led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force is a statewide multi-agency fugitive apprehension initiative targeting the “worst-of-the-worst” offenders in the community. In Northern Arizona, its participants include the Flagstaff Police Department and Mohave County Adult Probation Department.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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