A man described as a "long-time career criminal" is in Jackson County Jail after a citizen slowed down the fugitive long enough for police to catch him. 55-year old Robin Lee Workman is being held without bail and faces two first-degree theft charges, as well as criminal mischief, a parole violation, possession of methamphetimine, and felon in possession of a restricted weapon.
Police received a tip Thursday of Workman's possible whereabouts. At 2:31 p.m., four Medford Police officers surrounded a home in the 600 block of South Holly. As police contacted the occupants, Workman snuck out a window and began to flee on foot. Two officers began to chase him.
A young man living on South Holly noticed the pursuit and physically blocked the suspect's path. This slowed him long enough for police to catch up and arrest Workman without further incident. Police found a knife in his pocket and meth inside the home he was living.
Police thanked the Good Samaritan for his help. The man does not wish to be identified.