Alleged robbery accomplice to face new charge

By Rob Ollikainen
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles woman who was arrested on a Clallam County warrant in Arizona on Monday likely will face a bail-jumping charge when she returns to Washington, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney John Troberg said Wednesday.

Jennifer M. Brady, 31, was charged with first-degree robbery as an accomplice
Jan. 15 and left the state against court orders earlier this month.

She was arrested Monday night in Cottonwood, Ariz., by members of a U.S. Marshals Service task force.

Brady is being held at the Yavapai County jail in Camp Verde, Ariz., about 50 miles east of Prescott.

Clallam County Sheriff's Sgt. John Keegan said the U.S. marshals will coordinate Brady's trip home.

“We're going to find the most effective way to transport and go from there.”

One option is to put Brady on a northbound “inmate shuttle.”

“It's kind of like a Greyhound for inmates,” Keegan said.

The marshals also could escort her on a flight to Seattle, where local law enforcement would pick her up.

Keegan said he could not say when Brady will be transported or how much the trip will cost.

Troberg charged Brady with first-degree robbery as an accomplice to an armed robbery that occurred in the early morning hours of
Jan. 8 at Sequim Bay Lodge.

Sheriff's investigators said Brady lured a man to a hotel room, where he was tied up and robbed by armed men with bandannas over their faces.

The robbers, who remain at large, stole a wallet, backpack, iPad, iPhone, Samsung cellphone, hat, rental car, radar detector, a safe containing a statue, tablet, digital scales, sunglasses, Taser, BB gun, between $700 and $1,500, and 2-3 grams of heroin, court papers said.

First-degree robbery is a Class A felony that carries a maximum penalty of life in prison or a $50,000 fine.

Bail jumping on first-degree robbery is a Class B felony, Troberg said, which carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison or a $20,000 fine.

At her first court appearance last month, Brady told Superior Court Judge Erik Rohrer that she is pregnant.

Brady had posted a $5,000 bail bond Jan. 22 but failed to report to required urinalysis screenings at Friendship Diversion on
Jan. 29, 30 and 31.

Brady did report to Friendship on Feb. 1 and tested positive for amphetamines, according to her case file.

Superior Court Judge George L. Wood signed a bench warrant for Brady's arrest when she failed to show up for a Feb. 8 status hearing.

The U.S. Marshals Service's Arizona Wanted Violent Offender Task Force arrested Brady with the cooperation of Cottonwood police at a local motel at about 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Brady was scheduled to go to trial on the robbery charge Monday in Clallam County Superior Court.

The original robbery charge remains in place, but the trial date became void when Brady did not show up to the status hearing.

“Basically, the 60-day clock would begin to run again when she gets back here and makes her first appearance in court,” Troberg said.



Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5072, or at rollikainen@peninsuladailynews.com.

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