Michigan Sex Offender Accused Of Assaulting, Murdering Police Official After Breaking Into Her Home

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Apr. 18 2023, Published 12:38 p.m. ET

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A southeast Michigan man is held without bond on charges of murdering a former police official.

Authorities in Ann Arbor arraigned Ricky McCain on April 17. He's accused of breaking into the home of Jude Walton on April 13, perhaps as she slept, then sexually assaulting and strangling her.

“McCain stood mute,” a Facebook post by Ann Arbor Police said after the hearing.

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Police say a video camera showed McCain, 54, pacing outside Walton's home. She was found in her second-story bedroom with a sheet wrapped around her.

Police add that McCain has a history of sex crimes, but has failed to report to the state of Michigan as a sex offender.

The Ann Arbor News found Walton has been in prison for crimes as far back as 1988. He left prison last August after serving his most recent sentence.


WDIV-TV reported Walton, 51, once served as Ann Arbor's police oversight commissioner. She was an executive with an affordable housing non-profit for the last 14 years.

Authorities charged McCain with open murder, first-degree home invasion and criminal sexual conduct. He's scheduled to make his next court appearance Thursday, April 27.

“While we won’t be able to disclose all the details right now, I can say there is no longer a threat to this community,” Interim Police Chief Aimee Metzer said in a statement.


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