Ashland Man Arrested After Machete Attack

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th July NewsassaultJon Coldwate
A dispute over living arrangements on an Ashland hillside escalated into a machete attack Sunday afternoon. The victim, 28-year old Isaac Lindsey suffered deep cuts to his hand, requiring stitches. 45-year old Jon Coldwate reportedly came at Lindsey and three others and threatened to kill them, and swinging a machete. Lindsey was injured attempting to shield the others.Read More »

Medford Police Standoff Resolved

By Jim McCoy Wed 2nd April Newsassaultpolice standoff
A standoff between Medford police and an assault suspect has ended with the suspect surrendering to authorities. The standoff was the result of a conflict between roommates. Medford Police Lt. Mike Budreau told the Mail Tribune newspaper that the two men got into a fight, resulting in multiple injuries to the 27-year old victim.Read More »

Woman Assaulted, Locked In Garage, Escapes

By Jim McCoy Mon 13th January NewsassaultJames Patterson II
Police say a woman was raped by her boyfriend and locked in his garage, but managed to escape by prying off slats covering a broken window. Medford police said Monday that 38-year-old James Calvin Patterson was held on $3 million bail on charges including rape, sodomy and kidnapping. Patterson was arrested Friday after the woman escaped and found refuge with a neighbor, who callRead More »

Eagle Point Man Arrested For Attacking Wife & Aggravated Animal Abuse

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th June Newsanimal abuseassaultLeland Kinkey
Jackson County authorities arrested an Oregon man who they say attempted to rape his wife before killing a lamb. Sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Carlson says 46-year-old Leland Kinkey of Eagle Point was running around his property Thursday night naked, screaming and splattered with blood.Read More »

Grants Pass Disturbance Leads To Assault On Officer

A Grants Pass police officer was assaulted by a man who had created a disturbance at the local Wal-Mart. A second officer used a taser to subdue 54-year Chris Anthony, who had attacked the officer while trying to keep him under control. Anthony had been throwing beer near the Wal-Mart entrance, and he pushed a store employee before leaving.Read More »

Group Beats A Grants Pass Teen

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st September NewsassaultGrants Pass news
Police in Grants Pass are on the lookout for a group of suspects believed responsible for a beating that occurred on NW C St. at 10:54 Thursday. 18-year old Jacob Coates was approached by a group of males armed with Maglites. All but one was wearing a Halloween mask. The suspects beat Coates with the Maglites and kicked him.Read More »


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