Standoff in east Medford

, Written by Jennifer Elliott, Posted: Wed, April 2 2014 at 2:27 PM, Updated: Mon, April 7 2014 at 3:56 PM

Standoff in east Medford

Medford, Ore. -- Medford police blocked streets and evacuated residents this morning during a standoff near Providence Medford Medical Center.

Police say 27 year old Thomas Molia beat 29 year old James Alan Smithee following a verbal argument. According to Medford police, Smithee suffered several injuries and while attempting to walk across the street to the hospital, collapsed. He was treated for broken fingers, a broken elbow and head wound requiring several staples.

Molia is charged with Menacing and Assault in the 2nd and 4th degree. His bail is over $1-million.

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Jennifer Elliott anchors the primetime newscast FOX26 First News at Ten on NBC5’s partner station, KMVU/FOX26. She also reports for NBC5 News.

Jennifer began her career at NBC5 News in 2011 as a production assistant. Raised in Southern Oregon, she studied voice and piano while attending South Medford High School.

After graduating from Brigham Young University-Idaho, she returned home and added organ playing to her music repertoire. In addition to her musical talents, Jennifer is an award winning artist.

She has also co-hosted Southern Oregon’s Got Talent, the area’s premiere talent show. Jennifer is married and the mother of two young sons who keep her busy and very happy.

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