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Detectives arrest suspect sought in two attempted murder cases - 05/23/22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: May 23, 2022

 

Salem, Ore. — Detectives from the Salem Police Department Criminal Investigations Section have arrested a suspect sought in two separate attempted murder investigations. Twenty-five-year-old Kenneth Wayne Felton was arrested without incident on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

Violent Crimes Unit detectives developed investigative leads which pointed to Felton being the suspect in the December 27, 2021 shooting at a northeast Salem apartment complex. In that case, a man was assaulted and then shot as he attempted to flee to safety. 

The investigation into a shooting on December 30, 2021 in a parking lot near the intersection of Pine and Broadway STS NE also led to Felton as the suspect. In the second incident, the victim was standing outside his vehicle when he was approached by two men who asked him for a ride. When he refused, he was shot.

The victim in each case survived their injuries.

Felton is currently lodged at the Marion County Jail and is due to be arraigned today, May 23, at 2:30 p.m. at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex on second-degree attempted murder and other related charges.

All further inquiries on this case should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

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Man arrested on animal abuse charges - 05/20/22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: May 20, 2022

Salem, Ore. — On Friday, May 20, 2022, Salem Police officers arrested a Salem man on animal abuse related charges after multiple reports of the suspicious death of small animals found in a business parking lot over the last week. 

On May 12, a patrol officer responded to the call of a pigeon which was decapitated and disemboweled, including graffiti with the word “redrum” near the animal. A few days later, a dead crow was found mutilated in the same manner as the pigeon with more graffiti added. Then on May 19, another officer responded to the same location when a cat was found. The medium-sized cat was beheaded and had other injuries to its body.

Officers were able to develop leads to identify and find the suspect, Micah Smith, age 26, who was arrested and lodged on the charge of first-degree aggravated animal abuse.

Smith is due to be arraigned today at 2:30 p.m. at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex. All further inquiries on this case should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

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Arrest made in late night shooting incident - 04/28/22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE:             April 28, 2022

Salem, Ore. — Salem Police detectives have arrested Timothy Quantrell Brewer Sr., age 42, in a shooting incident in southeast Salem that occurred late Wednesday evening, April 27, 2022.

At approximately 11:30 p.m., Salem patrol officers responded to the call of a person with a gunshot wound at an apartment in the 5500 block of Woodside DR SE. Officers found 24-year-old Timothy Quantrell Brewer Jr. with a gunshot wound. Paramedics on the scene transported the gunshot victim to Salem Health where he is currently on a life-support system.

Salem Police detectives investigating the case determined a dispute between the father and son occurred, which resulted in Brewer Sr. shooting Brewer Jr. and then fleeing to the Albany area.

Brewer Sr. is charged with the following:

  • Attempted murder in the second degree
  • Assault in the first degree
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Unlawful use of a weapon

Brewer Sr. is currently lodged at the Marion County Jail and is due to be arraigned Friday, April 29, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex. All further inquiries on this case should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

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