Arrest made in 2017 Creston-Kenilworth murder
A volley of gunshots in the early hours of last September 17 ricocheted off pavement, struck buildings, shattered windows – and fatally wounded 27-year-old Wilbert "Billy" Butler – near apartments on S.E. 28th Avenue a half block south of Powell Boulevard.
Butler died the next day at a hospital from "multiple gunshot wounds", according to the Oregon Medical Examiner, but – until January 19 – no suspects had been located in the murder investigation.
"On January 19, 44-year-old Lorenzo L. Jones was taken into custody by members of the Eugene Police Department in their city, during a traffic stop, and he was arrested on a Multnomah County warrant related to Butler's murder," reported Portland Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley.
Information gathered by the Bureau's Detective Division Homicide Detail during the investigation led to the warrant for Jones' arrest, Burley said.
Lorenzo Laron Jones was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 1:47 a.m. on January 20th on felony charges of Murder, and the Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
Jones was to be arraigned in Multnomah County Court two days later, after this issue of THE BEE went to press, and was being held without bail at Inverness Jail.