PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Kitsap County sheriff's officials say a woman has been arrested because she tried to help the killer of a Washington state trooper flee the area.
The sheriff's office didn't release the woman's name Friday, but jail records show that it is the killer's former girlfriend, 32-year-old Jessi Leigh Foster. Investigators said she was arrested for investigation of rendering criminal assistance and has been held on $500,000 bail.
They say that after Joshua Blake shot and killed the trooper during a traffic stop early Thursday, he called Foster, told her he did something bad and needed to flee. She is accused of meeting him at a nearby home and trying to help him escape even after he told her he shot a law enforcement officer.
Foster was still in the home when Blake shot himself fatally, in the head, as a SWAT team closed in.