Corvallis Police have arrested a man and a woman from Forest Grove in connection with a murder last Friday in Corvallis near the Oregon State University campus.
On Jan. 18 at 1:45 p.m. officers arrested 43-year-old Michael A. Deyette II was arrested on a Benton County Circuit Court warrant for Murder, Assault in the First Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The arrest was in relation to the homicide of 29-year-old Jason Scott Williams outside Shari's restaurant on Jan. 15. Deyette was arrested without incident outside a residence in Forest Grove with the assistance of the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team and Forest Grove Police Department. Search warrants were served at two locations in Forest Grove. Deyette was transported to the Benton County Jail and lodged on $1 million bail. Also arrested in this case was 35-year-old Brooklyn F. Sheppard of Forest Grove. At about 6:25 p.m. Monday, Shepard was arrested on one count of Murder under an aid and abet theory. She was lodged at the Benton County Jail. Shepard was present on the night of the shooting at Shari's and was injured at the scene. Shepard and Deyette are neighbors, and are romantically involved, police said. Deyette was linked to the crime by a piece of forensically-analyzed evidence discovered at the scene. Deyette and Shepard's initial appearance in Benton County Circuit Court was Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 1:20 p.m.