Wanted man arrested after standoff in Josephine County

Josephine County, Ore. – A wanted Grants Pass man was arrested in Josephine County following a brief standoff Thursday morning.

Oregon State Police said 34-year-old Ty Ray Nunes has been the subject of an extensive search for months due to numerous criminal activities, including felony eludes, robberies and federal warrants for narcotics.

According to OSP, troopers learned Nunes may be in a home in the 700 block of Cienaga Lane, south of Merlin.

Police called in additional resources and apprehended Nunes at around 9:00 a.m. after a brief standoff.

Troopers added during the past few weeks, police have arrested seven other individuals while attempting to locate Nunes.

Nunes was nearly apprehended last month after encountering a Grants Pass police officer. Nunes was able to run into a nearby home and elude capture.

It’s not the first time Nunes ran from police. On June 8, 2014, he led police on a high-speed vehicle pursuit from the Gold Hill area to Central Point. He eventually ran from his vehicle and entered a home, where he was taken into custody. Nunes had several warrants out for his arrest at the time.

Currently, Nunes is lodged at the Jackson County Jail on numerous charges, including failure to appear for meth, elude, reckless driving and criminal mischief.

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