The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run over the Memorial Day Weekend. Undersheriff David Pimentel said that prosecutors are also considering charges against three others who were in the truck that deliberately backed over, eventually killing Jimmy Kramer of Quinault, and injuring his friend 19-year-old Harvey Anderson of Aberdeen.
Deputies last night took the 31-year-old, James Walker, into custody on investigation of second-degree homicide charges. Detectives say he deliberately backed over the two after a confrontation at a gravel bar on the Humptulips River early Saturday morning.
Pimentel said two women aged 27 and 30 as well as a 29-year-old man, all from Hoquiam, were interviewed and the Prosecutor will be reviewing their involvement in the incident for consideration of further charges.
Walker’s arrest was a result of a tip developed by a Hoquiam Police Officer who was familiar with the suspect.
The investigation continues and involves Deputies from the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, the Grays Harbor County Drug Task Force, the Hoquiam Police Department and the Quinault Indian Nation Police.
James Walker will be given a preliminary court appearance later this afternoon.