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Arrest made in fatal shooting


May 29, 2019

SHERIFF'S DETECTIVES confer with Sweet Home Police Detective Cyndi Pichardo, right, and Officer Sasha McDonald, left, Friday morning, May 24, as they prepare to enter a trailer, rear, where two men were shot.

Oregon State Police on Sunday arrested the suspect in the shooting death of a Sweet Home man early Friday morning, May 24.

Page Lee Butterfield, 25, was arrested Sunday, May 26, in Sisters after a state trooper spotted him.

Monday, Butterfield was lodged at Linn County Jail and charged with murder, attempted murder, felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

"The trooper who spotted him was really on his game and did a fantastic job finding him and identifying him," said Police Chief Jeff Lynn.

Police were looking for a red 2008 Ford Edge that had been reporte...

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