Parents of Washington Murder Fugitives Arrested for Helping Suspects
In a breaking story, officials have revealed the parents of brothers John and Tony Reed have been arrested for rendering assistance to the murder suspects. The arrest took place in Ellensburg.
In a case that drew national attention, John and Tony are suspects in the murder of an Arlington, WA couple who disappeared in April. Patrick Shunn and Monique Patenaude were found shot to death not far from their ten-plus acre ranch outside of Seattle.
They'd had property boundary disputes with John Reed, who lived next door, and he and his brother were seen on video surveillance disposing of their vehicles. Tony Reed crossed the border from Mexico, where the two had fled, and surrendered. He led Snohomish County officials to where the couple's bodies were.
81-year-old Clyde Reed and 77-year-old Faye Reed were arrested by Snohomish County Deputies at their home in Ellensburg. They're charged with rendering financial assistance to the two men, transferring the title of a truck into John's name. The truck was used in the murder. They're also accused of helping them flee the area.
John is still believed to be in the Tijuana, Rosanita, or Ensenada regions of Mexico. A $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to his arrest. He is considered armed and dangerous.