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Omak Man Jailed on Murder Charge

Oct 16, 2019


A 19-year-old Omak man is in jail facing charges of Second Degree Murder and First Degree Assault after an incident Tuesday morning that left one man dead and one man in the hospital.

The victim was identified as 31-year-old Keith Riehart, ff Omak.  Also injured during the incident was 25-year-old Adrian Legarda.  Lagarda was taken to Mid-Valley Hospital and is in stable condition. 

19 year old Tayler Davis of Omak has been arrested and booked into Okanogan County.

The Omak Police report that at approximately 3:30 am on Tuesday, Davis, Riehart, and Lagarda were involved in a physical altercation in front of a residence on W. Third Ave. in Omak.  It is alleged that a baseball bat and a knife were both involved in the altercation. 

Davis allegedly produced the knife and stabbed both Riehart and Lagarda.  Riehart was pronounced deceased on the scene. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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