The girlfriend of one of the suspects accused of viciously raping and murdering a 16-year-old boy in Washington in June was arrested this week for her suspected efforts to hinder investigators following the teen’s killing, PEOPLE confirms.
Emma L. Brown, 20, was arrested Wednesday night after turning herself in on a warrant, according to Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer.
Brown is charged with two counts of rendering criminal assistance in the first-degree in the death of Benjamin Eastman III, Meyer says.
Brown is the girlfriend of 21-year-old Jonathon Adamson, who along with his younger brother, Benito “Benny” Marquez, 16, has been charged with first-degree murder and rape, among other counts, in Eastman’s fatal beating.
She is being held at the Lewis County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond, detention records show. Prosecutors say she is expected to appear in court on Thursday. It is unclear whether she has retained an attorney who could speak on her behalf.
Her arrest comes shortly after the suspects’ mom, Kindra Adamson, was also taken into custody this week and charged with two counts of rendering criminal assistance in the first-degree.
A probable cause affidavit in Brown’s case, obtained by PEOPLE, shows authorities believe her boyfriend told her “about killing [Eastman] and burying his body and he said she was upset but still loved him.”
However, in an interview with investigators, Brown was “deliberately misleading as she stated she did not know anything else about the case when asked” about Eastman, who was then missing, according to the affidavit.
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