- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - A 29-year-old Puyallup man is being held on $1 million bail as a Skagit County judge granted prosecutors more time to file formal charges in the shooting death of a female taxi driver.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports (https://is.gd/JjK277 ) that Solomona Luteru is in Skagit County Jail on investigation of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery.

A judge allowed prosecutors to keep him in custody for up to 30 days before filing formal criminal charges.

Mount Vernon police say 46-year-old Lisa Eason, of Anacortes, was found dead inside her taxi van in downtown Mount Vernon on March 30. Witnesses told police they heard gunfire and saw a man running from the area.

Luteru was arrested Tuesday in the Tacoma suburb of Lakewood, 100 miles south of Mount Vernon.


Information from: Skagit Valley Herald, https://www.skagitvalleyherald.com



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