The investigation revealed that Kelly was picked up while walking along west Highland Ave. just west of the City of Hermiston, in the 1992 Chevrolet Blazer. Kelly was known to Daniel Dechand. The men then drove through Hermiston and out to Sunshine Lane, where the shooting took place inside the vehicle. It is still not clear why Kelly shot Daniel Dechand, and until we have an opportunity to speak with Kelly, we can only speculate the reasons behind the shooting, said Sheriff Terry Rowan.
The driver of the 1992 Chevrolet Blazer was David Wayne Newton, 07-09-62, of Irrigon. Newton drove Dechand to the Hospital
just after the shooting took place, but Kelly got out of the vehicle and took off on foot near where the shooting occurred.
There is still a lot of evidence to go through, people to talk to, and the Team will continue their efforts to locate Kelly, Sheriff Terry Rowan said.
Anyone having information related to the case or the whereabouts of Timothy Allen Kelly are urged to contact the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office at 541-966-3651.