Car jacking suspect arrested for multiple vehicle thefts and assault

Grants Pass, Ore.—A man is in jail this morning, after a string of car jackings across Josephine County.

On Sunday, June 12, 2022 around 7:30 p.m. officers from the Grants Pass Police Department responded to the area of Annabelle Lane and Redwood Avenue, after a woman called and said her vehicle was stolen at gunpoint.

Police located the car, abandoned, and found the suspect had forcefully stolen another one.

Officers found the second stolen vehicle in the area of Allen Creek Road and Redwood Avenue.

A chase ensued, but police ended it because of reckless driving from the suspect.

Police say they began setting up a perimeter to locate the vehicle.

According to police, another caller then reported another stolen vehicle, with shots fired in the process.

JCSO deputies and Oregon State Police troopers arrived on the scene to find the suspect had crashed that car and stolen another.

Shortly after that, another report came in of a car crashed near Valley of the Rogue State Park on Interstate 5.

Responding officers from Jackson County learned the suspect who crashed had taken yet another car by force.

He was pursued by officers until he was stopped and arrested.

The suspect, Idaho resident, Jeremy R. Anderson,  42,  was turned over to detectives with the Grants Pass Police Department and was later lodged in the Josephine County Jail.

One person was transported for minor injuries as a result of one of the vehicle thefts.

According to a press release, all vehicles have been recovered and the original vehicle with the stolen plates has been impounded for further investigation.

Anderson is charged on the above crimes and further charges will likely follow.

It is expected that the suspect will face crimes in Jackson and Josephine Counties due to the location of the incidents.


Idaho State Penitentiary Warrant for a parole violation.  Additional warrant for aggravated assault.

Robbery in the first degree

Burglary in the first degree

Felon in possession of a firearm

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (x3)

Unauthorized use of a weapon-Firearm


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