Port Townsend: Fourth person jailed in Idaho attack on local woman

A woman is being held in Canyon County, Idaho, on $1 million bail in the brutal June 2000 stabbing and robbery of Linda LeBrane of Port Townsend.

Sarah Pearce, 19, is scheduled to appear April 25 in Canyon County District Court to enter pleas to kidnapping, robbery, aggravated battery and arson.

Pearce is the fourth person to be charged in the case.

“Now, I finally feel safe,” LeBrane said Friday of the fourth arrest.

LeBrane confirmed Pearce was the fourth assailant Friday following a video and voice lineup at the Port Townsend police station.

Pearce was recognizable even though she had gained 20 pounds and had blond hair instead of red, LeBrane said.


The rest of this story appears in today’s Peninsula Daily News. Click on “Subscribe” to get the PDN delivered to your home or office.

More in News

On the brink of a federal shutdown, the House passes a 45-day funding plan, sends it to Senate

By Lisa Mascaro, Kevin Freking and Stephen Groves The Associated Press WASHINGTON… Continue reading

Olympic National Park visitor Sandra Schmidt of Leipzig, Germany, right, looks over a map of the park with interpretive ranger Emily Ryan on Friday at the park's visitor center in Port Angeles.
Federal shutdown appears imminent

Coast Guard to work without pay during shutdown

Mount Walker Lookout Road closed again

Olympic National Forest engineers have closed Mount Walker Lookout Road… Continue reading

Salish Sea on cusp of losing tufted puffins

One nesting pair reported on Protection Island

Work slated to winterize Hurricane Ridge

The plans as of Friday were for American Abatement… Continue reading

Year-round tourism aim for Peninsula

Businesses emphasize winter, shoulder seasons

EYE ON THE PENINSULA: Capital plan, strategic plan before county panels

Government meetings across the North Olympic Peninsula

Leo Wright, 3, of Port Townsend examines an end-of-season sunflower at the Sequim Botanical Garden near the Albert Haller Playfields at the Water Reuse Demonstration Site on Wednesday. The garden features a variety of flowers and plants maintained the city and by local gardening groups. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Close-up look

Leo Wright, 3, of Port Townsend examines an end-of-season sunflower at the… Continue reading

Most Read