Douglas County Sheriff's Office


 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  11/01/2013 - 16:45
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Arrests Made in Ulam Lane Homicide Investigation  
Date/Time of Incident:  10/20/2013 - 08:30
Incident Location:  139 Ulam Lane, Myrtle Creek, OR  
Case Number:  13-4340  
Arrested:  Aguayo, William C / Age 21 / Myrtle Creek, OR
Arrested:  Harper, Buford T / Age 27 / Myrtle Creek, OR
Arrested:  Ramsey, Jarrad A / Age 28 / Myrtle Creek, OR

On October 20, 2013, William Joe Bruton was found deceased inside his Tri-City residence. The case was turned over to the Douglas County Major Crimes Team and has been investigated as a homicide.

Since October 20th, the Major Crimes Team has worked diligently, following up on leads and interviewing people connected to the case.

Today, the Major Crimes Team has arrested three people in connection with the murder of William Bruton. William Aguayo age 21, Buford Harper age 27 and Jarrad Ramsey age 28 have all been arrested and charged with Murder. Aguayo and Ramsey were arrested earlier today. Harper has been in jail on an unrelated matter since October 27th and was charged with Murder today.

No further information will be released today as this is an active and ongoing investigation.

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