Charges Filed Against Third Person Related to Bancroft Murder and Arson

WEST POINT – A third person has been charged related to a Cuming County murder and arson case.

An arrest warrant was issued for 41-year old Becky Weitzenkamp on Wednesday. She’s charged with felony arson and a felony accessory charge related to the death of Ernest Warnock at his home in rural Bancroft back in March.

State patrol investigators say in court documents that Weitzenkamp purchased lighter fluid from a Bancroft store, and drove Derek Olson to Warnock’s home. It was there that authorities say Derek and Jody Olson murdered Warnock and burned down his home, killing his dog in the process.

Both Olsons appeared in Cuming County District Court on Thursday, where their arraignments were continued to July 18th.

Weitzenkamp is scheduled to make her first appearance in court next Wednesday.

Becky Weitzenkamp

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