HELENA, Mont. — A Texas man who was the victim of a carjacking in Montana died soon after returning home.
Lewis and Clark County Coroner Bryan Backeberg says it’s not yet clear if injuries suffered by 67-year-old Kerry Paul Malkerson in Helena at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday caused his death on Monday. The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office has conducted an autopsy and the results are pending.
The suspected carjacker, 45-year-old Eddie Sanchez of Helena, was arrested Tuesday in Salt Lake City in Malkerson’s car.
Sanchez faces charges for a police pursuit near Helena, the carjacking at a Helena hotel and for taking a woman’s wallet in Dillon on Sunday afternoon. He is jailed on $200,000 bail.
Malkerson was taken to the hospital in Helena with unknown injuries after he was pulled from his car and assaulted.