Centralia Police have arrested a 13 and 15-year-old juvenile boys for obstructing justice for their role in allegedly destroying evidence in the May shooting death of 13-year-old Jaden Lee Krauss of Centralia.
The two had been interviewed after Kraus’ death but were not initially taken into custody. They were arrested at their homes on Tuesday.
Centralia Police Lieutenant Greg Dodson says they waited to make the arrests until after a 15-year-old juvenile who admitted to shooting Krauss in the head had been sentenced to see if any additional evidence surfaced. The two are accused of helping to clean up the blood in one of the rooms in the home in the 100 block of South Pine where the shooting occurred as well as disposing of the gun that has never been found.
The two will make their first appearance in court on Wednesday. They spent the night in juvenile detention
The 15-year-old who admitted firing the shot was sentenced last week to the maximum five-year sentence in the juvenile department of corrections for his role in the shooting.