Kennewick Rape Suspect Tied to Victims in Pacific Northwest?
Kennewick Police have released new information involving an alleged rape suspect.
Suspect possibly tied to crimes elsewhere
You may recall in 2020 a man named Brandon Jones was active in social justice causes in our area. Jones was a leader of BLM-linked social justice groups, but quickly things disintegrated. In September 2020, he was sought as the getaway driver that was part of an assault on a Trump rally supporter during a rally along Columbia Center Boulevard. The assault left the victim with a bloodied face from a head butt.
Jones was arrested on June 2nd. of this year following a rape allegation on May 28th, when he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman he had met online.
New possible allegations against Jones
Now, Thursday, July 21st, Kennewick Police have released new information, which read in part (via Lt. Ryan Kelly):
"After the initial press release advising 26 year old Brandon Jones had been arrested for Rape 1st Degreee, several more victims came forward alleging they were also victims of Jones. He has been charged by the Benton County Prosecutor's Office with several counts of Rape. It is possible that there are more victims out there. Our investigation has revealed that Jones frequented the following areas: Seattle, Tacoma, Portland & Beaverton. The Kennewick Police Department is releasing this information to ensure all victims have been heard and are requesting additional victims contact Detective Elizabeth Grant to make a report. Please call the Kennewick Police Department at 509-585-4208 and request to speak to Detective Grant"