3/1/2013 9:15:00 AM Washington armed robbery suspect arrested in Cottonwood
Jennifer Marie Brady
FLAGSTAFF -- Jan. 8, the Clallam County Sheriff's Office in Port Angeles, Wash., investigated an armed robbery. Jennifer Marie Brady is alleged to have lured an acquaintance to a hotel room, where her accomplices robbed him of valuables and his car. Brady was arrested and charged as an accomplice and later released on bond, pending further court appearances.
Brady failed to appear in court. A warrant was issued for her arrest and U.S. Marshals were asked to help in locating and arresting Brady.
The woman had reportedly made statements to a friend that she was going to head "south," and that she could not go to jail. It was discovered the woman fled to Arizona and stayed at a resort in Sedona for several nights. The Marshals believed Brady was likely traveling with her boyfriend, Robert "Bobby" Shay, and two others. The U.S. Marshals Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force was contacted and the Task Force, in close cooperation with the Cottonwood Police, found Brady at a motel in Cottonwood.
"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 Northern Arizona, its participants include the Flagstaff Police Department and Mohave County Adult Probation Department.