The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is announcing an arrest in connection with the death of Frank Ronald Damiano of Ashland. The 63-year old was found dead in his home while policE were doing a welfare check last Thursday. He also went by the name Tony Della Penna.
Early Tuesday, police arrested 34-year old Merlin Elmo Bound III at a residence in the 500 block of Boardman Street in Medford. He is charged with murder, first-degree assault and robbery. Bound is being held without bail.
The investigation continues concerning Damiano's death. Detectives will release more information soon.