Three Homicide Suspects Fleeing Washington Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Mohave County

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Flagstaff, AZ
– On February 7, 2022, U.S. Marshals arrested
three suspects for their involvement in a homicide that occurred in
Stevens County, Washington in September of 2021. The suspects included
Brenda Rasmussen, the victim’s wife, and her two sons, Danny, and Andrew
Jones.

“The arrest of Brenda Rasmussen and her 2 sons by
Deputy U.S. Marshals assigned to the Flagstaff Office, was accomplished
by support from the Stevens County (Washington) Sheriff’s Office and the
U.S. Marshals Service from the Eastern District of Washington,” said
District of Arizona U.S. Marshal David Gonzales. “The investigation in
the murder of Jerry Rasmussen revealed that Mr. Rasmussen was shot once
in the head prior to being buried under a shed. Brenda Rasmussen and
sons Danny Jones and Andrew Jones will be extradited to the State of
Washington to face charges related to their involvement in this murder.”

Brenda Rasmussen initially reported the victim,
Jerry Rasmussen, as a missing person to law enforcement. During an
investigation by the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office, a cadaver dog was
brought to the family residence which alerted near a newly installed
shed. On December 1, 2021, a search warrant was served at the property
and upon removing the shed a decomposing body matching the victim was
discovered in the concrete. All three suspects in the homicide fled
Washington state, and warrants were issued charging each suspect with
rendering criminal assistance under 1st degree murder.

On January 28, 2022, the U.S. Marshal Service
received information that the three suspects were possibly hiding in
Mohave County, AZ. Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force members conducted
a rigorous investigation and surveillance attempting to locate the
suspects. On February 7, 2022, with the assistance of the Mohave County
Sheriff’s Office, Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force personnel served
simultaneous search warrants on a place of business and a residence
associated with the suspects. During the execution of the search
warrants, Brenda Rasmussen, Danny Jones, and Andrew Jones were arrested.

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All three suspects were subsequently booked into
Mohave County Detention Center awaiting extradition.

The Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force is
a U.S. Marshals Service led multi-jurisdictional fugitive apprehension
unit responsible for more than 1748 arrests in the last year. The task
force is comprised of 22 agencies bringing together the resources of
federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to locate and arrest
the community’s most violent offenders and sexual predators.

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

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