Kevin P. Anderson

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Fort Atkinson man accused in a double homicide and arson in the Town of Sumner.

Kevin P. Anderson, 62, charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide, one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and arson, has been at large since the June 16 at his parents’ home.

According to investigators, Anderson shot and killed his sister and brother-in-law following a family spat, and struck a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy before setting the home ablaze.

Investigators, however, have been unable to find Anderson since the June 16 incident.

In addition to ATF’s potential $10,000 reward for information, the U.S. Marshals are working closely with case investigators to help apprehend Anderson. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at (920) 674-7311.

Information can be submitted anonymously, but if a reward is sought, be sure to include contact information.

Information eligible for reward must lead to the arrest and conviction of this individual.

ATF is working in partnership with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation, and the U.S. Marshal Service.

According to the complaint, on June 16, Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies were called for a possible burglary at N1941 Highway A, which is near Highway 106 just west of Fort Atkinson.

The complaint contends Anderson’s sister called 911 and told authorities her husband went to the Town of Sumner home to mow the lawn and noticed some broken windows.

Once the deputy arrived, however, the officer discovered both Anderson’s sister and brother-in-law dead on the driveway of gunshot wounds, according to the complaint.

The deputy then retreated to his squad car, where he informed dispatchers of the matter, and retrieved his rifle.

But during this communication, according to the complaint, someone from the home began firing at the deputy.

“(The deputy) believes that person was firing from the second story of home on the property,” the complaint states, adding there weren’t any indications of a fire at that time.

The deputy returned fire, the complaint states. A 12 total of shots were exchanged, according to body camera video.

Another deputy, meanwhile, arrived to offer assistance minutes later and noticed dark smoke and visible flames coming from the home.

The Jefferson County Medical Examiner arrived on the scene and pronounced both victims dead while the home was ablaze.

Authorities determined the home was a total loss.

Law enforcement searched the property, where investigators found a black Dodge Ram 150 registered to Anderson’s wife, according to the complaint.

“The Dodge Ram was in an outbuilding. The outbuilding door was closed, concealing the truck inside,” the complaint states.

Anderson’s wife, according to complaint, told authorities Anderson was supposed to be the representative in his parents’ will.

But once Anderson’s father passed away, Kevin Anderson was informed his sister and brother-in-law became beneficiaries of the will.

“Well yeah, I don’t think he was really happy about that,” she allegedly said to investigators. “He said why would dad do that when he came out and asked me. And then if he changed it, why wouldn’t he tell me. That was his question to me.”

 
 

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