Medford bank robbery suspect pleads guilty

KC BluntUpdate (04/01 11:40am) — The Jackson County District Attorney’s Office says 24-year-old KC Blunt pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of aggravated theft and robbery in the third degree. He was sentenced to 48 months in prison, two years of post-prison supervision, and ordered to pay restitution for his actions.

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Medford, Ore. — Police have identified the suspected bank robber of the Medford Evergreen Federal Bank branch as 24-year-old KC Blunt. Police say they’re familiar with Blunt due to him being arrested previously for an armed robbery in Medford in April of 2012. He was convicted of that charge and was on parole for 2nd degree robbery.

Medford Police say they were able to identify Blunt after receiving several tips an hour after pictures were released to the public. Additionally, an officer saw a man who he recognized from surveillance video of the robbery driving past him on Hillcrest road and Black Oak Drive an hour after the robbery. The officer was unable to catch up to the driver due to traffic, but he did document the license plate number, which was associated with Blunt.

Officers say the investigation led them to a home on the 2200 block of Greenbrook Drive. They didn’t find Blunt at the residence, but found evidence linking him to the bank robbery. That evidence included some of the stolen cash.

According to police, they learned that Blunt could be traveling to Seven Feathers Casino and notified the casino security staff. At 2:45 Thursday morning, officers received a call from casino staff advising them that Blunt was at one of the casino tables. Officers from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Medford Police Department responded and took Blunt into custody.

Blunt was transported to the Jackson County Jail on charges of robbery in the 3rd degree, aggravated theft, and a parole violation of robbery in the 2nd degree.

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