Man Arrested after Altercation and Menacing Incident at Salem Downtown Park

Posted on June 8, 2023

Salem, Ore. — Salem Police officers arrested a 37-year-old man late last night after an altercation and incident of menacing at Riverfront Park.

Shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, patrol officers responded to the downtown park on a call of a man striking a woman and brandishing a gun.

Officers arrived as the male suspect was attempting to drive out of the park. He was taken into custody without incident.

The officers determined the suspect, Arthur Billy Hill, age 37, was in an altercation with two women known to Hill. A park user attempted to intervene when a gun was pointed at them. The gun was located and seized.

Hill, who is lodged at the Marion County Jail, faces several charges including menacing, harassment, unlawful use of a weapon, and possession of a firearm. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 2:30 p.m. today at the Marion County Criminal Court Annex.

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