Brothers plead not guilty to charges in death of Bonfield
Madras brothers Jakobi and Josiah Washington, 18 and 19, were named co-defendants in the death of Jonathan Bonfield in Jefferson County Circuit Court on Thursday, July 9.
Both pleaded not guilty to six charges brought by the grand jury: two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit unlawful use of a weapon.
The indictment alleges that the brothers killed Bonfield with a firearm on Wednesday, July 1.
Around 11:30 p.m. July 1, Madras Police, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 and Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services responded to a report of a shooting on Willies Drive, south of J Street.
They found Bonfield, an 18-year-old from Madras, with at least one gunshot wound, according to a press release from Madras Police Sgt. Steve Webb. He was deceased, and law enforcement began investigating, with the assistance of the Tri-County Major Incident Team.
"During the investigation, it was learned that two brothers had been involved in an altercation with the victim, who was known to them," Webb wrote.
Jakobi and Josiah Washington were found on Kenwood Drive, about a quarter-mile from the scene of the shooting. Detectives contacted the brothers while they were conducting surveillance, Webb said, and the response team served a search warrant at the residence.
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