A former Oregon reserve police officer and prison guard waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday and was bound over to Utah district court on an attempted homicide charge, 3rd Circuit Court officials said.
Sid Wesley Cameron, 36, Salem, Ore., is accused of firing seven shots April 19 at a trucker who was walking his dog outside an Ogden motel. Paul Weisenberger, 45, White City, Ore., was not injured in the shooting.Although both men were Oregon residents, investigators said they were strangers and did not elaborate on the suspected motive in the case.
Cameron also was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief for allegedly firing two shots at a television set in his Ogden motel room. He was being held Tuesday in the Weber County Jail in lieu of $25,300 bail.
The defendant waived his preliminary hearing and Judge Parley Baldwin ordered the case bound over for arraignment May 4 before 2nd District Judge John Wahlquist.
Cameron previously worked for three police departments in northwest Oregon and as a prison guard from 1980-1986, according to authorities. Mount Angel, Ore., Police Chief Kimball Vickery said Cameron resigned as a reserve officer with the department earlier this year following a Feb. 2 incident in which he drove a car into the side of a barn.
Other officials said Cameron previously had worked for police departments in St. Paul and Gervais, Ore.