SEATTLE (AP) — The suspect in the case on Hicklin Rd. in Elma has been charged with killing a man and then setting his own house on fire.
KOMO-TV reports 37-year-old Jacob Eveland also had bail set at $1 million in court Wednesday.
Eveland did not enter a plea.
Authorities have identified the man found dead outside the home on May 31 as 47-year-old Roy Jones.
Jones reportedly had been house-sitting for Eveland while Eveland served 30 days in jail for domestic violence assault.
Jones reportedly was assaulted with an edged weapon and a firearm.
A memorial service for Jones is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12 at Elma First Baptist Church.