Dylan Moyle

Dylan Colby Moyle

The California Highway Patrol is seeking a murder suspect who may have deliberately run over and killed a Jamestown man on Oct. 3 near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 7th Street in Jamestown.

In a press release issued over the weekend, the CHP Sonora-area office identified the suspect as Dylan Colby Moyle. They believe he may be hiding in either Tuolumne or Stanislaus counties.

Investigators were still seeking to locate Moyle as of Monday afternoon, CHP Officer Steve Machado said.

He said no further information was available, but he planned to make a public release as soon as Moyle was found.

No other persons of interest are identified at this time, he added.

"We're gathering information as they're giving it to us and they haven't shared that with us yet," Machado said. 

According to the CHP, the pedestrian collision occurred at approximately 6:53 p.m. The victim was identified as Matthew Winks, 42, of Jamestown. 

Following the collision, the CHP initiated a public search for the white 1998 F-150 pickup with a license plate number of 8D44514. It was located by the U.S. Forest Service in the Twain Harte area on Oct. 7 and seized as evidence. 

When the search was initiated for the vehicle with a public press release, the CHP said the vehicle may have collision damage on the front right side and may have a damaged or missing rear tailgate. 

Multiple search warrants were offered and more evidence was gathered, the press release said, identifying Moyle as an alleged murder suspect. During the course of the investigation, the CHP reviewed surrveillance camera footage and spoke to multiple witnesses and also learned there was another attempt to run over Winks a week before he was hit and killed. 

Investigators are also seeking others who may be accessories to the crime. 

The investigation is being handled through the CHP Central Division Investigative Services Unit, which is located in Fresno, Machado said. 

"As they're gathering information they're sharing that information with us and we have not received any information about any other persons of interest at this time," Machado said.

He said he was unsure if any tips had been issued to the investigators regarding the incident. 

The CHP said the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office assisted investigators by allowing them to use Sheriff's Office resources.

The press release requested that anyone with information about the incident contact the CHP dispatch center in Merced at (209) 356-2900. 

It said callers can remain anonymous.

Contact Giuseppe Ricapito at gricaptio@uniondemocrat.net or (209) 588-4526.

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