U.S. marshals in Oregon have apprehended a man wanted for attempted murder in Kaysville.
Jay Dewayne Burrus, 24, had been on the run since an “altercation” on April 5 at a Kaysville trailer park. According to court documents, an argument over a woman escalated and Burrus fired several shots at a car and its occupants. Police found four bullet holes in the car; one round struck the driver’s side mirror, another went through the back window and then through a head rest in the back seat.
According to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service, they learned that Burrus was in Portland. Marshals located a car with Utah plates and followed Burrus to the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles, where he tried to register the car in Oregon. Burrus was apprehended without incident.
He has booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center, and is awaiting extradition to Utah.
"Our fugitive hunters are tenacious,” said U.S. Marshal Matthew D. Harris. “They are the best in the business.”
Kaysville Police are asking anyone who has information about Burrus’ whereabouts while he was a fugitive to contact Det. Josh Steadman at firstname.lastname@example.org.