A convicted felon from Irrigon, Oregon was arrested Sunday in Kennewick for killing a steer three years ago.
Oregon State Police say 22 year old James Derek Garrett is suspected of shooting and killing a steer in July 2007 on the North Fork of the John Day River (near Monument, Oregon). A forensic investigation was performed and Garrett was identified as the suspect.
Information collected over the three years resulted in a Grant County (Oregon) Circuit Court judge issuing three felony arrest warrants for Garrett. The warrants were for aggravated animal abuse, felon in possession of a firearm and criminal mischief.
Garrett was found Sunday at an apartment in Kennewick. He was arrested as a fugitive from justice and booked into the Benton County Jail where he awaits extradition to Grant County, Oregon to face the three felony charges.