Man Arrested in Cherry Heights Stabbing Murder After Months-long Investigation

The man accused of killing Amanda Harman near The Dalles was apprehended on charges of murder and burglary after months of secretive investigation.

In the late evening of March 17, the Wasco County District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office allege that 35-year-old Dan Watson stabbed Harman multiple times at her Cherry Heights residence. Officials say he then fled the scene in her Kubota RTV.

Watson is now charged with second-degree homicide, first-degree burglary, unlawful use of a weapon, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Man Arrested in Cherry Heights Stabbing Murder
Man Arrested in Cherry Heights Stabbing Murder

Do you know that a 22-year-old male inmate at Oregon State Prison in Salem died Thursday night (June 29) in his cell? Prior to the arrival of paramedics, prison staff administered CPR to Grayson Painter:

The homicide of Harman was initially reported as a suspicious death after deputies discovered her corpse in the Ayres Drive residence on March 18.

Matt Ellis, the district attorney, toldΒ that his office was unable to disclose information until an arrest was made, adding that “if it does get released, it could change people’s stories.”

The news has also been spread on Twitter by other local news sites –

The investigation is still active. Those with information regarding Harman’s death can submit information through the online tip form on the Dalles City Police website, text TIP 411 (847-411), or contact a detective at 541-506-2580.

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