Sacto 9-1-1
December 3, 2012
Man who allegedly killed animal control officer booked

Joseph Corey image.JPGThe man suspected of killing Sacramento County animal control officer Roy Marcum last week at a Galt residence has been booked into Sacramento County jail and charged with one count of murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

Marcum, 45, was killed after approaching the Galt home where Joseph Corey, 65, had been evicted one day earlier. Corey was arrested after a 17-hour standoff with law enforcement officers, and hospitalized. A second person also suffered superficial wounds as a result of the shotgun blast fired through the front door as the two men approached.

Corey reportedly had been under financial stress over the past year.

- Ed Fletcher


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