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Inmate dies in the Jackson County Jail

MEDFORD, Ore. – A man died while incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail Monday night. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said on the evening of November 4, 28-year-old inmate Scott Lee Ashbaugh was found unresponsive in his cell during a routine check. …

Chronic offender arrested in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. – A serial offender facing over a dozen charges was arrested once again. The Medford Police Department said in the early morning hours of October 30, Donald William Nelson, 29, was arrested after reportedly spotted looking through cars. Court records …

Man accused of prostitution charges appears in court

MEDFORD, Ore. –  A man is facing numerous charges, accused of being involved in human trafficking. 39-year-old Michael Joseph Silva faces multiple charges including promoting and compelling prostitution, trafficking and second-degree assault. Medford police say Silva was in a relationship with the 29-year-old …

Man wanted for sex crimes behind bars

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Oregon State Police arrested 45-year-old Kristopher Michael Patton on Wednesday morning in White City on multiple sex-related charges. They say they opened an investigation on Patton a few months ago when they received reports of sexual abuse. Since …

Ashland shuts down new county jail proposal

ASHLAND, Ore. — On a 3-2 vote, the city of Ashland did not approve placing the proposed new county jail on the November ballot in Tuesday night’s meeting. So how does this impact the November ballot? According to Jackson County Sheriff Nathan …