Dad murdered after gaining Unsupervised contact with child
LEWISTON, Idaho — According to the Affidavit of probable cause obtained by KLEW News. 67-year-old James Robert Brashear of Winchester confessed to police the premeditated shooting of John Allen Mast of Williston, North Dakota.
Brashear allegedly told police he and his daughter spend most of the day together. She received a call from her attorney notifying her the court granted unsupervised visitation for their father, John Mast, to see their children starting that night.
Court Documents say Brashear then told police, there had been a four-year custody battle. Brashear alleged Mast had sexually abused the children and that the children were crying and afraid to go with their father.
It was at that time, Brashear told police he decided to go to Rosauers and and wait mast out to kill him.
Investigators say Brashear told them he intended to kill Mast and then kill himself.
Police say Mast was shot three times. When Lewiston Police arrived, several witnesses directed officers to Brashear, and they took him into custody.
Mast was taken to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center where he later died.
The Mast family issued a statement addressing the custody battle saying the allegations were not true and that John Mast had been fighting to clear his name.
"John's fight is over and he is at peace forever. The Mast family wishes to at this time extend forgiveness to the Brashear family. We pray they may find the peace they seek and we pray for the killers sould. We believe in a God that is bigger than this and we believe that somehow good will come of this. Rest in Peace beloved brother," Samuel Mast wrote.
(original story from 02/05/2021)
A shooting in the parking lot of Rosauers left a man dead on Friday night.
According to Lewiston Police Lieutenant Rick Fuentes, LPD received a call just before 6 p.m.
The victim has been identified as John Allen Mast of Williston North Dakota. Police say he was shot at the scene. Medics took him to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center where he later died of his injuries.
Police identified the suspect as James Robert Brashear of Winchester. They say the 67-year old is the ex-father-in-law of the victim.
It appears this was a dispute over a custody battle.
Lewiston police had to shut down the parking lot of Rosauers for a while during the investigation.
this is an ongoing investigation, if anybody has information about this shooting incident please contact Det. Crane at the Lewiston Police Department, 208-746-0171
Lewiston police was assisted by the Idaho state police and Nez Perce county Sheriffs Office.