|Suspect Arrested in Attempted Murder Investigation|
Story by Oregon Herald staff
|Published on Sunday September 8, 2019 - 7:23 AM|
Detectives contacted the victims, who believed the threat to be credible and feared for their safety. Detectives were able to surveil Rolfe and heard her request to obtain a firearm through illicit means. They also heard Rolfe describe the victims' recent activities at their rural residence. Rolfe stated her motivation was revenge for her husband leaving her. She detailed her plan to hire someone to commit the murders and described how she would pay that person. Rolfe asked the witness for a pistol and described ways to alter the pistol and how to remove evidence from it.
On September 6, 2019 Rolfe was contacted by the witness and told there was a pistol available for her. Detectives were in position and took Rolfe into custody after she responded to the scene and took possession of the pistol.
Dawn Rolfe was booked into Cowlitz County Jail for three counts of Attempted Murder 1st Degree, three counts of Felony Harassment and one count of Unlawful Possession of Firearm 2nd Degree.