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Alleged Freeway Shooter Pleads Guilty

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a Roseburg man who shot at cars along Interstate 5 in southwest Oregon from his UPS vehicle has pleaded guilty to multiple charges.

The Jackson County District Attorneys Office said in a news release Tuesday that Kenneth Ayers pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted murder, five counts of unlawful use of a weapon, three counts of reckless endangerment and multiple counts of criminal mischief.

The incidents, investigated by the Oregon State Police and local law enforcement agencies, happened from May into August 2020.

Ayers was arrested in his UPS vehicle on Aug. 19 after a woman was shot while driving on the interstate between Gold Hill and Central Point.


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