Murder charge for Emeryville resident in crash that claimed Marine’s life

Published On April 3, 2014 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

Prosecutors March 27 charged an Emeryville man with murder, gross vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run in connection with a fatal motorcycle crash that claimed the life of a U.S. Marine.

Alexander Yohn, 23, was initially arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and resisting arrest after the March 25 accident.

Yohn, a self-described heroin addict and alcoholic remained in jail last week on $150,000 bond.

Yohn, a self-described heroin addict and alcoholic remained in jail last week on $150,000 bond.

He was scheduled to appear Thursday afternoon at Fremont Hall of Justice to be arraigned on the new charges, said Fremont police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques. Additional charges could be filed pending the results of his toxicology report, police said.

Online jail records list Yohn’s occupation as an EMT.

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is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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