KCSO seeks 3 regarding killing in NK

Kitsap County sheriff’s detectives are asking for assistance with locating three people so they can be interviewed about the killing of Brandon Egeler in the Poulsbo area Oct. 3.

They are John McConaghy, Jessica Freeman and Patrick Barnes. There are warrants out for the arrest of all three, and they are refusing to cooperate with the investigation, per KCSO. KCSO was also looking to speak with Gerald Elkins but he has since been located and interviewed.

Please call 911 if you know the whereabouts of any of these individuals. Tips also can be emailed to kcsotips@kitsap.gov Anyone who wants to remain anonymous can send tips to www.crimestoppers.com. Information leading to an arrest may result in an award of up to $1,000.

The killing was in the 3100 block of Lincoln Road. The county’s Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim as 38-year-old Egeler of Bremerton, with the cause of death being a single gunshot wound to the neck.

Deputies were dispatched to the scene and discovered an unresponsive man. Deputies did CPR until relieved by medics. Egeler died at the scene.

KCSO already has identified two suspects in the case: Caleb R. Sloan, 39, and Aksel J. Strom, 26. It is believed they knew the victim.

Felony arrest warrants for second-degree murder and first-degree burglary were issued for both men in early October. Strom was arrested in Pacific County Oct. 27. He avoided capture once, but officers spiked the tires of his vehicle so he was caught during a second try.

Sloan is still on the loose, after escaping capture multiple times on Halloween.

KCSO is aware that Sloan is getting help from people in the Kitsap/Pierce County area to evade law enforcement, including transportation and money.

Those people known to have assisted Sloan, and anyone else who is found to have helped him, will be under investigation for their actions and may face criminal charges, officials have said.