Sacramento prosecutors filed a murder charge Tuesday against the motorist accused of driving the wrong direction on Highway 99 and killing Elk Grove Police Officer Tyler Lenehan after colliding with the officer’s motorcycle Friday.
The felony complaint, filed as suspect Jermaine Jeryan Walton made a brief first appearance in Sacramento Superior Court, states that Walton “did unlawfully, and with malice aforethought, murder Tyler Lenehan…”
Walton, 31, remains in custody at the Sacramento County Main Jail without bail and faces a second count of causing an accident resulting in death and failing “to render reasonable assistance” to Lenehan.
He did not enter a plea Tuesday and was ordered to return to court March 7.
The murder charge stems from the