PENDLETON, Ore. -- An Oregon man charged with murder who was found in Washington state is refusing to return for trial, setting off a formal extradition process that requires signatures from the governors of both states.
The Walla Walla Union Bulletin reports a grand jury issued 12 charges against George Craigen, including nine felony charges ranging from murder with a firearm to five counts of unlawful possession of a destructive device.
Background: Police search Umatilla Co. for murder suspect
Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus says a trial date will not be set until after Craigen has been extradited.
Craigen allegedly fled to Washington in a car driven by Jason Stiller of Milton-Freewater, Ore.
Authorities say 60 people were involved in the search for Craigen after the December shooting of Cecil "Rob" Carter, who was hit several times.