Arrest Made in Trail Murder

Jackson County Sheriff's Office

On 08/24/20 at 1646 hours,  Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting in the 3300 block of Highway 227 north of Trail, Oregon.

One victim was deceased at the scene from a gunshot wound. He was 25-year-old Steven Garrett Sutton.

JCSO activated  the Major Assault and Death Investigation Unit (MADIU) to begin an investigation into the shooting. JCSO was the lead agency, and was assisted by detectives from Ashland Police, Medford Police, Central Point Police, The Oregon State Crime Lab and the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.

On January 15, 2021, the investigation resulted in the arrest of Tommy Ray Ormsby, dob 07-24-72 of the 3300 block of Highway 227, Trail, Oregon. The victim was the nephew of the suspect.

Ormsby has been lodged at Jackson County Jail on charges of Murder Second Degree, Manslaughter Second Degree and Criminally Negligent Homicide. His total bail is $1,000,000.