Kenneth Ayers, 49, from Roseburg, Oregon, was arrested a day after an August 19 incident where a woman was shot while driving Interstate 5. He is suspected of another six interstate shootings that happened in May and July in Josephine, Jackson, and Douglas Counties, according to Oregon State Police.
The driver faces charges of attempted murder, assault, unlawful use of a weapon, criminal mischief, and recklessly endangering another person.
The final shooting linked to the suspect involved the woman shot on Wednesday. She was treated at a hospital and released. No one was injured in the other shootings, according to police.
After the initial shooting on May 12, detectives believed that a UPS truck could be involved.
“Immediately following the August 19 shooting, troopers were able to locate a UPS tractor trailer combination approximately one hour and 60 miles north of the shooting incident”, police said.
The truck was seized and UPS arranged for the trailer to be picked up. Police found a firearm consistent with the type used in the incidents during a search of the truck.
Ayers was arrested and is being held on bail.
UPS told CNN they are cooperating with investigators.