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By Katie Teachout
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Homicide suspect booked into jail

Early morning murder leads to early afternoon arrest


Last updated 5/18/2020 at 9:55pm

Multnomah County Sheriff's Department

Grayson Morris, 26, was arrested near Portland, Ore., in the afternoon of Thursday, May 14, in connection to a homicide earlier that morning in Ritzville.

PORTLAND - Grayson D. W. Morris was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in connection to a homicide that occurred in Ritzville around 5:30 a.m. the same morning.

The murder occurred at 109 W. 7th Street in Ritzville, in a home owned by Walter Glen Ivy, Jr. The name of the victim has not yet been released.

Morris, 26, is facing several felony charges: four charges of unlawful use of a weapon; robbery; unlawful use of a motor vehicle; attempt to elude by vehicle; and four charges of attempted murder.

Morris allegedly left the crime scene in a stolen vehicle. According to the Mulnomah County Sheriff's office, Morris was apprehended near Troutlake, Ore., near milepost 18 after a pursuit by law enforcement officers on Highway 184. Morris was injured in an exchange of gunfire with Oregon State Police troopers. Morris was given first aid and taken to a local hospital before being booked into jail.

Bail amounts are set at $20,000 for the combined charges of unlawful use of a weapon; $250,000 for robbery; $5,000 for unlawful use of a motor vehicle; $5,000 for attempting to elude by vehicle; and $250,000 for each of the attempted murder charges.

The Multnomah County Detention Center is located at 11540 NE Inverness Dr., Portland, Ore.


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