U.S. Marshals track Washington armed robbery suspect to N. Ariz.

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COTTONWOOD, Ariz. -- A woman wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Washington state has been arrested in Cottonwood, Ariz.

Jennifer Marie Brady allegedly lured an acquaintance to a hotel room where her accomplices robbed him and stole his vehicle on Jan. 8 in Port Angeles, Wash.

Brady was arrested and later released on bond. An arrest warrant was issued after she failed to appear in court.

The Clallam County Sheriff's Office requested the assistance of U.S. Marshals in locating and arresting Brady.

Deputy U.S. Marshals learned that Brady had made statements to an associate indicating she was going to head "south" and that she could not "go to jail."

Authorities discovered that Brady had fled to Arizona and stayed at a resort in Sedona for several nights.

She was arrested at a motel in Cottonwood.

"Ms. Brady thought she could avoid justice in Washington by fleeing to the Southwest," said David P. Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona. "Unfortunately for her, the U.S. Marshals Service was hot on her trail the moment she failed to appear in a Clallam County courtroom. Brady's arrest sends a clear message that state lines are no barrier to the U.S. Marshals Service and its local law enforcement partners."