Sacto 9-1-1
December 3, 2012
Bus ride ends with arrest of man wanted in death of Ohio baby

Federal investigators nabbed a man at the Greyhound station in Sacramento on Sunday, acting on a Pickaway County, Ohio, warrant charging him with murder of a 10-month-old baby.

Authorities for the U.S. Marshal's Service arrested 44-year-old Wayne Walker as he stepped off the bus from Reno that arrived at noon at the Richards Boulevard station.

Walker was baby-sitting his girlfriend's child Wednesday while she was at work when he allegedly shook the baby, authorities said. Walker called 911 and then fled, the report said.

The boy died a day later in an Ohio hospital, and the arrest warrant was issued. The baby suffered trauma consistent with "Shaken Baby Syndrome," authorities said.

The Marshals office said Walker traveled to Kentucky from Ohio. Authorities from the U.S. Marshals Service Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team learned in their investigation that Walker was traveling on a Greyhound bus headed to California.

He was expected to arrive in Sacramento on the morning bus. So the strike team contacted the Marshals Service Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force, Sacramento Division, to assist in Walker's apprehension.

Members of the Sacramento Police Department's K-9 Unit aided in the arrest.

Walker was taken into custody without incident. He was taken to the Sacramento County Jail to await extradition to Ohio.

Walker previously had fled California, where he was sought on a parole violation, the Marshals Service said.

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