Second arrest made in double homicide; more suspects sought

A second man has been arrested in the wake of a double homicide in the North Valley earlier this week, and Sheriff Leo Dutton says more people are being sought.

Kyle Hamm, 21, was arrested Thursday night after turning himself in earlier in the day. Kaleb Taylor, 21, had previously confessed to being the one responsible and is being held on $500,000 bail.

Hamm is known to authorities, having led police on a high-speed chase last summer. He’s also been arrested for possession of meth.

Authorities have identified another person of interest as Andrew Duncan and are now looking for him, along with another individual.

“During this investigation, we have discovered that there may be other people that are involved in the homicide,” Dutton said. “And during investigations of yesterday, we discovered that we are looking for two more people besides the ones that we have told you about.

“We have developed two more suspects. One of the suspects (Hamm) did turn themselves in yesterday. He’s been charged with homicide, tampering with evidence, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and burglary. The burglary charge is not connected to the homicide charge. The burglary charge is connected to a burglary that was out on the Lincoln Road RV Park.”

The burglary, authorities said, occurred last week. They are looking for three individuals specifically related to that incident. Some of the parties involved in the homicide, they say, are also involved with the burglary.

Lewis and Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg released the preliminary autopsy findings in the deaths of David and Charla Taylor on Thursday. The couple was killed at their Cayuse Road home in the North Valley. According to court documents, Taylor, their adoptive son, confessed to the homicides.

Backeberg said that both David, 61, and Charla, 64, died from multiple blunt- and sharp-force injuries.

His department, Dutton said, is being aided in the investigation by local, state, and federal agencies, including the FBI.

“This is an ongoing case,” he said. “It’s difficult, and it’s going just about around the clock. When these detectives go home, the patrol division picks it up.

“There’s another suspect out there. We’re going to give this person until the end of the day to turn themselves in, much like the first two did. This is a terrible crime. But they have chosen to come in and turn themselves in. If, by the end of the day, that person has not come in, we will release the name. There are others that we’re looking for as well. But directly related to the homicide, we’re looking for one other. … We’ll give them that chance. But there’s a sunset on that. And that’s tonight.”