A man wanted for questioning in connection with a murder at an Oregon creamery was found in a hotel room on Clover Island in Kennewick.
Oregon investigators have released few details about Deciderio Cruz Vargas’ alleged connection to the Monday morning shooting of a Milton-Freewater dairy worker.
Renee Luiz-Antonio, 35, was reportedly shot on his tractor at the Umapine Creamery by a co-worker following an ongoing dispute, said Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan.
Kennewick police received a tip that Vargas was staying at the Clover Island Inn late Monday and the Tri-City Regional SWAT team was called in to help arrest him, police said.
Vargas, 52, was arrested without incident and booked into the Benton County jail just before 8 a.m. on a fugitive from justice warrant.
The creamery is near Milton-Freewater and produces artisan cheeses for Northeast Oregon and Eastern Washington.