Rogue River Man Jailed In Murder Case

A Rogue River man was arrested Saturday and faces murder charges. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says 28-year old Matthew Shawn Hannon is responsible for the death of 45-year old Frank Morgan Wheeler.

The victim was found dead at his campsite on Queensbranch Road in Rogue River. Further details are forthcoming. Hannon is being held without bail.

Man Convicted Of Killing Grandfather Sentenced

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th July NewsJonathan LackeymurderRichard Casebeer

A man accused of killing his grandfather and opening fire on detectives has been sentenced to life in prison.

The News-Review reports ( ) that 25-year-old Jonathan Lackey was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus an additional 210 months.Read More »

Murder Victim Identified

By Jim McCoy Tue 3rd March NewsDale BowenMatthew Raye Bakermurder
The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of a man found dead in his home last weekend in rural northern California. 60-year Dale Bowen of Mt. Shasta lived on Birch Lane. His death triggered a manhunt for Matthew Raye Baker, recently of Spokane, Washington, who was found and arrested Monday afternoon in Talent.Read More »

Arrest Made In Bly Murder Case

Authorities have arrested a suspect in the slaying last May of a 61-year-old man shot in his rural home outside Klamath Falls. The Herald and News reports ( ) that 21-year-old Richard Henry Tallent of Klamath Falls was indicted by a grand jury last week on charges of murder and being a felon in possession of a handgun.Read More »

Ashland Police Clarify Person Of Interest's Status In Grubbs Case

By Jim McCoy Fri 16th January NewsChristian DeLaurentisDavid Grubbsmurder
Police investigating the near-decapitation of an Ashland grocery clerk looked at a man later convicted of dismembering his roommate in a Portland suburb, but they don't consider him a suspect. Ashland Chief Terry Holderness told the Mail Tribune ( Christian Delaurentiis had ties to Southern Oregon and a history of knife violence. Holderness says that, like Read More »

Willamette U. Football Player Accused Of Killing 66-Year Old Man

By Jim McCoy Fri 14th November NewsBeau SmithMichael Hampshiremurder
The Willamette University student accused of killing a 66-year-old man appeared in court Thursday in Salem. KOIN reports ( 22-year-old Beau W.Read More »

Phillips Also Faces Three Counts Of Attempted Murder

A Central Point man accused of killing his wife and attempting to kill their child and two other people appeared in Jackson County Circuit Court Wednesday and was ordered held without bail. Wade Eugene Phillips is charged with murder in the shooting death Tuesday of 37-year-old Cynthia Michelle Phillips. He's also charged with three counts of attempted murder.Read More »

Central Point Man Faces Murder Charges

Wade Eugene Phillips is being charged with murder in the shooting death Tuesday of his wife- 37-year old Cynthia Michelle Phillips. After an extensive manhunt that went on for several hours, it was discovered that the 42-year old Phillips had been hiding in the attic. Access to a portion of Truax Road and Wilson Lane were blocked off.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Police Closing In On Murder Suspect

By Jim McCoy Wed 16th July NewsDaniel Joseph Martinsonmurder
The Oregon State Police and other law enforcement agencies are actively searching for a murder suspect Wednesday in a remote wooded area of southeast Josephine County just north of the Oregon/California border. OSP is urging the public to not contact the wanted person if they see him and to call OSP or 9-1-1.Read More »

More Details Come To Light In Susan Monica Hearing

By Jim McCoy Wed 19th March NewsmurderSusan Monica
More information concerning the prosecution's case against Susan Monica came to light today at a bail hearing in Jackson County Circuit Court. Deputy D.A. says the 65-year old farmer shot both of her alleged victims in the head and that she has made a number of incriminating statements. Monica is accused of killing a man that once worked for her- Robert Haney.Read More »


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