La Pine Man Charged with Manslaughter in Hit-and-Run
Aug 03,2006 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

A La Pine man has been indicted on manslaughter charges and reckless driving in connection with the early morning July 15 hit and run death of 52-year-old Donald Arnold, also of La Pine.

 
Joshua Day 
Authorities said Joshua Alan Day, age 27, is also accused of reckless driving, DUII, criminally negligent homicide and failure to perform the duties of a driver.

A grand jury indictment this week added the first-degree manslaughter and reckless driving charges to those filed earlier.

The victim was struck by Day’s vehicle as he was walking southbound on the northbound shoulder of Highway 97 south of Wickiup Junction, according to Sgt. Dan Bilyeu with the Deschutes Sheriff’s Office.

Day was contacted within a matter of hours and taken into custody the same day of the incident. Day was released from jail on $110,000 bail and is due in court on September 18th to enter a plea to the charges.