RESCUE (CBS13) — Tuesday’s procession for fallen Elk Grove Police Officer Tyler Lenehan came on the same day the man accused of killing him made his first court appearance.
Jermaine Walton, 31, was arraigned on DUI and murder charges. The only words he said in court were “yes, sir” when the judge confirmed his name.READ MORE: 'Test to Treat' Available in San Joaquin County, In Time For Holiday Weekend
Walton was appointed a public defender and did not enter a plea.READ MORE: Sacramento City Unified Fails To Identify Those Responsible For Racist Acts Directed At West Campus Vice Principle Dr. Elysse Versher
Investigators say Walton was driving the wrong way on Highway 99 Friday morning when he crashed head-on into Officer Lenehan, who was riding his department motorcycle to work.MORE NEWS: Highway 12 Fully Reopens Near Rio Vista After Major Crash
Court documents show Walton was in trouble for DUI before. He’s set to appear in court again in March.