Pendleton Man Arrested in Connection with Jan. 6 Shooting


A Pendleton man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a shooting that occurred earlier this month.

Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Travis Laib, 35, of Pendleton, on the felony charges of first-degree assault, felon in possession of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon, as well as misdemeanor charges of menacing and reckless endangering.

According to the sheriff’s office, the arrest stems from an incident that occurred on Friday, Jan. 6 at approximately 4:14 a.m., with a report of a 35-year-old male from Pendleton that had come into the emergency room at St. Anthony with a gunshot wound to the arm. The victim was Life-Flighted to OHSU, where he underwent surgery, resulting in a partial amputation of his right arm.

At the time of the initial incident, Travis Laib was identified by investigators as a person of interest. UCSO detectives, in cooperation with the Umatilla County District Attorney’s office, continued an active investigation which resulted in Laib’s arrested last night around 6:25 p.m.

Laib was lodged at the Umatilla County Jail and remains in custody.