Douglas County Sheriff's Office


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

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  11/13/2013 - 16:25
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Additional 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:  Harper, Lawrence Jace / age 22 / Canyonville, OR
Arrested:  Habblett, David Lee / age 25 / 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.

On November 1st, the Major Crimes Team arrested 3 men and charged them with Murder.

Today, the Major Crimes Team arrested Lawrence Jace Harper and David Lee Habblett and charged them with Murder in connection with the death of Bruton. Both men were arrested in the Riddle area without incident. Lawrence Harper is the younger brother of Buford Harper who was arrested on November 1st.

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

 Return to Last Page