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Detectives arrest suspect in Old Town murder

September 24, 2002 00:00


On Thursday, September 19, 2002, Homicide Detectives arrested 43-year-old Eric Tim Turner on one count of Murder in connection with the September 12, 2002, stabbing death of 37-year-old Walter Russ. Detectives have also obtained an arrest warrant for a second suspect identified as 38-year-old Ray Shawn Smith. The arrest warrant charges Smith with one count of Murder, one count of Robbery in the First Degree, and one count of Assault in the Second Degree. Detectives believe Smith, who frequents the Old Town area, may now be hiding in the Portland Metropolitan Area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Stu Winn at (503) 823-0768 or Detective Barry Renna at (503) 823-0255.

Crime Stoppers is also offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, which leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony crime, and you need not give your name. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP.


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