KCSO: Jacob Anderson Investigation


On November 4, 2021 I was contacted by Hood River County Sheriff Matt English.  Sheriff English informed me that his office had taken a report from a 17-year old female that had spent the night on October 28, 2021 at a juvenile beer party located at Klickitat County Commission Jacob Anderson’s Airbnb (residence) located at 58 Anderson Road, in White Salmon, Washington. 

I met with Hood River County Sheriff Matt English at his office and obtained a copy of the report.

Based on a possible conflict of interest, Yakima County Sheriff Bob Udell agreed to have one of his detectives conduct the investigation for me.  After a number of weeks, I was informed by the Yakima County Sheriff’s Detective that Jacob Anderson refused to meet with him for a recorded interview in regards to his (Andersons) possible involvement in a juvenile beer party at his residence in White Salmon, Washington, during the evening hours of October 28, 2021.  The Detective further informed me that he was unable to get any cooperation from other witnesses in the case.

I informed the Yakima County Sheriff’s Detective to close out his investigation and send me his report, which he did.

I made the decision to complete the investigation myself based on the fact that one of our County Commissioners may have or may not have been involved in committing a crime. 

Based on my investigation I have submitted my Probable Cause report to the County Prosecutor’s Office on May 9, 2022 requesting Criminal Charges be filed on County Commission Jacob Anderson for the following crimes:

Count one:  RCW 66.44.270(1) Furnishing liquor to minors or permit any person under 21 years of age to consume liquor on his or her premises or on any premises under his or her control, which is a Gross Misdemeanor.

Count two:  RCW 9A.76.090 Rendering criminal assistance in the third degree, which is a Misdemeanor.

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