Charges filed against man in stabbing, deadly stolen police cruiser crash

Charges filed against man in stabbing, deadly stolen police cruiser crash
Raymond Walters

A warrant has been filed for the 32-year-old man who stole a Riverside police cruiser and crashed after stabbing his father on Aug. 26.

Raymond Walters, who was on post release control at the time, has been formally charged with felonious assault for assaulting his father with a knife on Xenia Avenue, court records show.

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He was released from the Lebanon Correctional Institute on Aug. 10 after being sentenced to prison for committing a robbery. Then on Aug. 26, he reportedly stabbed his father and fled the scene.

Police later responded to Airway Road where Walters crashed before stealing a Riverside police cruiser. A short time later, he crashed in the area of E. Third St. and Patterson Boulevard, killing two six-year-old girls and injuring others.

More charges are pending related to the theft of the police cruiser and the deaths of the two girls and the case will be presented to a grand jury.