Third arrest made in connection to Douglas County murder

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Dustan Conn of Roseburg was arrested Wednesday in connection to the murder of James Hood.

Posted: Sep 2, 2021 8:37 AM

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- A third person was arrested and charged Wednesday in the murder of a Camas Valley man near Winston.

Dustan Conn, 40, of Roseburg was arrested at a business on Garden Valley Boulevard in Roseburg Wednesday in connection to the murder of James Hood, 41. Conn had been identified as a person of interest and was charged with murder in the second degree.

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According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Hood's family had last seen him on March 11 and police began investigating his disappearance on Aug. 16. After completing interviews, deputies learned that Hood had been murdered in a barn on the 500 block of Raleigh Drive. Upon investigation, they found his body on the property.

Roseburg resident Ashley Reynolds and William McClure of Winston were previously arrested in connection with the murder and charged with first and second-degree murder, respectively.

Officials said that the Douglas County Major Crimes Team is still investigating.

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