Man in custody for hit-and run death; woman still sought as ‘person of interest’
NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – NOV 7, 2013 –
West Sacramento police say the male suspect in Tuesday night’s hit-and-run killing on Sacramento Avenue turned himself in to police at about 5 p.m. today.
He is identified as Joshua Neil Anthon, 31, of Rio Linda. Anthon has been booked into Yolo County Jail on one count of murder. Police believe his motorhome struck and killed Michael Ray Anderson in the parking lot of a liquor store and shopping center on the 900-block of Sacramento Avenue. Anderson, age 55, was a West Sacramento resident.
Detectives are still looking for the woman believed to be with Anthon in the RV.
West Sacramento police have identified her as 33-year old Pamela Nicole McKee, of Sacramento, considered a “person of interest” in the case. Anyone with information on McKee’s whereabouts is asked to call W.S.P.D. at (916) 372-3375.
Police believe there was some sort of dispute involving the suspects and the victim before the RV hit Anderson.
After Tuesday night’s incident, police released surveillance video stills of the suspects and the motorhome to the media. The exposure helped, said Lieutenant Tod Sockman.
“The dedicated detectives of the West Sacramento Police Department worked around the clock since Tuesday night to identify and bring this person into custody,” said Sockman in a press release. “The West Sacramento Police Department is grateful to the media and the citizens for their assistance in this investigation. The broadcast of Anthon’s and McKee’s photographs via media and social media networks resulted in a significant amount of tips from the community which led to their identification.”
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