UPS Truck Driver Suspected of Being Serial Interstate Shooter in Oregon
Josephine County, OR – A UPS truck driver has been arrested for a recent shooting on Interstate 5 and is also suspected of being a serial shooter.
Last month, Oregon State Police (OSP) issued a warning to motorists and truckers about a series of shootings along I-5.
On Friday, OSP said a suspect in seven of those shootings dating back to May was arrested late Thursday night.
OSP arrested Kenneth Ayers, 49, of Roseburg specifically in connection with an August 19 shooting on I-5 where a female was shot while driving near milepost 37.
Rosberg is also a suspect in six additional shootings in Josephine, Douglas, and Jackson Counties.
“Oregon State Troopers have been diligently investigating these shootings since May 12 and recently believed that a UPS truck could be involved,” an OSP statement said. “Immediately following the August 19 shooting Troopers were able to locate a UPS tractor-trailer combination approximately 1 hour and 60 miles north of the shooting incident.”
Upon further investigation, OSP said it seized the truck and a search warrant was executed in which investigators found a “firearm consistent with the type used” in the shootings.
Ayers could now be facing charges in all three counties and is being held in the Jackson County Jail.
OSP indicated UPS has been fully cooperative in the investigation.
“Previous to May, Mr. Ayers route was north of Roseburg and beginning in May his route took him south of Roseburg,” OSP said. Ayers route also took him on Hwy 140 and Hwy 62.”
OSP is still asking anyone with information regarding any of these investigations to contact the them.