The charges stem from an incident on September 22, 2016, when police were called to a home on Lillian Street. According to police, three suspects entered the victim’s home and physically assaulted him with a baseball bat and a gun. The suspects then attempted to drag the victim outside to a vehicle parked in front of the home. Police say the victim was able to escape and fled to a neighbor’s home and the suspects fled the scene and were not located.
Detectives were able to identify two of the three suspects. On October 2, 2016 a 16 year old juvenile, who had been identified as a suspect in the Lillian Street incident, was lodged on an unrelated robbery charge. He was also charged with kidnap, assault, and burglary.
On Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Medford police received information, that the second identified suspect, Daniel Brown was at an outbuilding on Crater Lake Highway. They say when they arrived, Brown barricaded himself inside.
Hostage negotiators were activated and police used pepper balls to force him out.
Brown is facing kidnapping, assault and burglary charges tonight. He is being held on $100,000 bail.
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