Two suspects charged after attempted murder in west Medford

Stephanie Allison Van Cleave (left), John Robert Hermann (right)

Medford, Ore. — Two people have been indicted on a number of criminal charges after a man was shot in a west Medford neighborhood.

Medford Police said a 25-year-old unnamed victim was involved in a dispute over money with Stephanie Allison Van Cleave.

According to MPD, Van Cleave had been making threats and visiting the victim’s home on Chestnut Avenue in the days leading up to the shooting.

On March 25, MPD said Van Cleave showed up at the victim’s home in a van along with two other people. After 20 minutes, the victim exited the residence and began talking to Van Cleave in the street.

Police said Van Cleave’s boyfriend, identified as John Robert Hermann, got out of the van and shot the victim once. The round went all the way through the victim’s torso, “significantly” injuring him. Everyone then fled the scene.

The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment. He is expected to recover.

Officers later tracked down Hermann and Van Cleave at an apartment in the 400 block of West Main Street. Police surrounded the building and began negotiations with the couple.

MPD said after about 30 minutes, the suspects exited the apartment and were arrested without further incident.

Detectives said they eventually searched the apartment and found the weapon involved in the shooting, along with other evidence, including a homemade bomb.

An Oregon State Police Bomb Squad took possession of the bomb.

On Thursday, March 30, the suspects were indicted on numerous charges.

Hermann was charged with attempted murder, assault, felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful possession and manufacture of a destructive device and tampering with evidence.

Van Cleave was charged with conspiracy to commit assault and tampering with evidence.

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