Man behind bars and facing murder charges in Josephine Co.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A man is behind bars in Josephine County facing murder charges after another man died at the hospital.

Grants Pass Police received a call around 10 p.m. Sunday night about a disturbance at the 800 block of NE D Street.

Officers found a man severely hurt. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died. Police say detectives followed leads and found their suspect, 43-year-old Jeremy Garcia, who had fled from the scene.

“With the assistance of Oregon State Police detectives and forensics, we were able to track down the suspect and get him into custody less than 24 hours after the crime,” said Lt. Jeffrey Hattersley.

A swat team also came out to the scene, where Garcia was taken into custody without incident on Swarthout Drive near Cloverlawn Drive.

He’s been charged with murder in the 2nd degree and unlawful use of a weapon.

Police declined to provide details on the cause of death.

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Mariah Mills
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology. In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she's not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.
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