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: Getting Answers: How Do You Talk To Kids About Tragedies Like The Texas School Shooting?
Walton was appointed a public defender and did not enter a plea.READ MORE: Metro Fire Urges People Planning To Visit The River This Memorial Day Weekend To Be Careful
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: Destructive Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth Found In Napa County
Court documents show Walton was in trouble for DUI before. He’s set to appear in court again in March.