Man facing murder charge intended to ‘scare’ skateboarder

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Court documents say an 18-year-old man facing a murder charge for running over a skateboarder in a Vancouver parking lot told police he didn’t mean to hit the man. The Columbian reports the young man said he had intended to “scare him.” The victim, identified as 45-year-old William Miller, died shortly after the Wednesday incident. Joshua Lamont Jones of Vancouver appeared Thursday via video in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of second-degree murder. The prosecution asked that bail be set at $1 million but Jones’ attorney argued that Jones is facing an incorrect charge because he was driving recklessly and accidentally hit Miller. Judge Jennifer Snider set Jones’ bail at $100,000.