US Marshals arrest Bonner Co. murder suspect in Spokane

BONNER CO., Idaho — U.S. Marshals arrested a Bonner County murder suspect in Spokane on Wednesday.

Neal Aaron Mouser, 59, was charged with first degree murder on Tuesday in the killing of Brandon Hurst, a Sandpoint man whose body was found on the side of the road in the Upper Pack River area on December 10. The Sheriff’s Office says Hurst was shot multiple times then dumped off-road.

Deputy US Marshals and Task Force officers from North Idaho and Eastern Washington learned Mouser had recently moved to Washington. They were able to find him near S Greene St, about a block away from the Fred Meyer in East Central Spokane.

Deputies also arrested 28-year-old Cantrip Velite Gatens on Tuesday and charged her with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in Hurst’s death.

Anyone with additional information on the murder of Brandon Hurst is urged to call Bonner County Dispatch at (208) 265-5525.

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