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.
Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott says he believes the crime was committed over drug usage and theft.
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.