CLACKAMAS, Ore. (KOIN) – Another homicide suspect in an ongoing investigation was arrested after an early Tuesday morning chase-and-crash near I-205 and Stafford.
Zachary Urton is one of the suspects in the death of Kenny Kalugin in a car found in a Salem alley November 10. Tuesday morning, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office spotted him in a white pickup, but he fled when deputies tried to stop him.
The pickup was seen near I-205 and Wilsonville and a deputy ran the license plate. When the pickup didn’t stop, deputies and Oregon State Police troopers chased the vehicle along I-205 and through the surface streets in unincorporated Clackamas County.
Spike strips were used to flatten some of the pickup’s tires, and a PIT maneuver was used to spin the pickup.
The pickup crashed into a street sign near the intersection of Stafford Road and Borland Road, across the street from Wanker’s Country Store.
No one was hurt.
Four people inside the pickup were detained for questioning, and Urton, 36, was ultimately arrested on an unrelated parole violation warrant. It’s not known at this writing who was driving.
The sheriff’s office said no weapons were found inside the vehicle and everyone surrendered peacefully once the vehicle came to a stop.
KOIN 6 News reached out to the Salem Police Department because the vehicle is registered to an address in Salem, but has not yet heard back.
The Salem murder case
Kenny Kalugin, 37, of Gervais, died of gunshot wounds. The car that contained his body was parked in an alley November 10.
Days later, Oregon State Police SWAT team assisted Salem police with the arrest of 21-year-old Jose Ricardo Barboza-Manzo at a home in unincorporated Tillamook County.
He’s charged with aggravated murder, robbery and unlawful use of a weapon.
A third suspect, a woman, has been implicated in the case.
KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this story.