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Deputies Investigating After Two People Found Shot ***Update 2*** (Photo) - 10/16/17

Deputies have identified the victim in last night's shooting as Judy Stanfill, age 52, of Turner. Ms. Stanfill lived at her residence in the 5000 block of Ash Street with her husband Clayton Stanfill, age 53. Mr. Stanfill is currently at the Salem Hospital where he is expected to recover from a gunshot wound.

Detectives are still working to determine exactly what happened yesterday afternoon in the Stanfill home. Detectives do not believe anyone else was involved in the incident and there is no immediate danger to the public.

The Sheriff's Office and the Turner Police Departments thoughts go out to the Stanfill family and her co-workers at the Marion County Circuit Court. Ms. Stanfill's autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning. The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any further releases until the case has been fully investigated, that time frame is not yet known. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office anonymous tip line at 503 540 8079.


Today at 4:26 p.m., deputies were called to 5000 block of Ash Street in Turner, after a man walked into the Turner Fire Department with a gunshot wound. Turner Fire personnel began treating the man and called the Sheriff's Office for assistance. When deputies arrived they searched the man's residence and located a female deceased inside.

Detectives are now on scene and processing evidence, the area of 3rd Street and Ash Street in Turner is completely blocked and will remain closed for the next several hours. This is an active investigation and the Sheriff's Office is not prepared to release any further details at this time. The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any additional releases this evening.

The Sheriff's Office is being assisted by the; Turner Police Department, Stayton Police Department, Keizer Police Department, Aumsville Police Department, Marion County Medical Examiner's Office and the Marion County District Attorney's Office.


Deputies and Turner Police are currently on scene and investigating, after two people were found shot in their home in the 5000 block of Ash Street in Turner. This is currently an active scene and Detectives with the Sheriff's Office have been dispatched to assist in the investigation.

There is no immediate danger to the public. PIO is on scene and will be available at the corner of 3rd Street and Cedar Street. Media there is no good staging area so if arriving please park your vehicles as not to obstruct traffic. Further details will be made available at a later time.

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Deputies Investigating Theft of a Motor Vehicle Involving a Firearm (Photo) - 10/09/17

Today, around 12:30 p.m., a Marion County man met with a potential buyer of his motorcycle near the Ankeny Wildlife Refuge after posting it for sale on multiple social media platforms. The suspect posing as a legitimate buyer attempted to punch the victim and then pointed a small handgun at him, taking his wallet, jacket, helmet, cell phone and motorcycle.

The suspect is described as a white, male, adult who stood between 6' and 6'03" and weighed between 240 to 250 pounds. The suspect is balding with buzz cut blonde hair, he was last seen wearing a red and black riding jacket, red and black helmet, black tee shirt, blue jeans and dark cowboy boots.

The suspect arrived in a newer, black, Jeep Cherokee with temporary stickers in the window. The victim was unable to describe the driver of the Jeep. The motorcycle is a gray, 2014, Yamaha R6 bearing Oregon license M722871.

The Sheriff's Office would like to take this opportunity to remind our residents that when meeting with potential buyers from posted adds, it is always best to meet in a very public location like your local Sheriff's Office.

We are asking anyone with information regarding todays incident to please call 503 588 5032 or you can text your tips to TipMCSO at 847411. If you see the motorcycle please do not approach it and call 911.

***The images pictured are of the stolen motorcycle and the victim in his stolen riding gear***

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Deputies Seeking Tips in Early Morning Robbery (Photo) - 10/01/17

Today, Sunday October 1st, at 5:55 a.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the Plaid Pantry located at 4617 Silverton Road NE in Salem. The clerk reported a man entered the store, went behind the counter and pointed a small black handgun and demanded money.

The clerk complied with the man and he fled on foot toward 47th Avenue NE with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is described as an adult, Hispanic male, who was average height and build. He was wearing a black bandana that covered his face, a navy blue stocking cap, orange sweat shirt, black and green shoes, black and white gloves and black pants.

If you have information regarding the robbery or the identity of the man pictured please call 503 588 5032 or you can text your tips to TIPMCSO at 847411.

Deputies Investigating Robbery North East Salem ***Suspect Age Corrected*** (Photo) - 09/27/17

Correction: Mr. Stotts is 34 years old.


Today at 2:26 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to investigate a robbery at 4871 Lancaster Drive NE, the Key Bank. The suspect entered the bank demanding money and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Immediately following the robbery bank employees provided a vehicle description and plate.

The vehicle, a reported stolen car out of Salem, was spotted by a Salem Police Officer at an apartment complex near Ward Drive. A short time later a man matching the robber's description was seen leaving the area in another vehicle. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and the suspect, David Stotts, age 24, of Stayton fled on foot. Mr. Stotts was captured a short distance from the vehicle on Silverton Road near Fisher Road.

Mr. Stotts is currently being held at the Marion County Jail on a probation violation. Investigators will be adding additional criminal charges later today. The Marion County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Salem Police Department and the FBI for their assistance in the capture of Mr. Stotts. The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any further releases of information regarding this ongoing criminal investigation. Mr. Stotts image will be available on the MCSO booking web page as soon as he is processed.


Today at 2:26 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to investigate a robbery at 4871 Lancaster Drive NE, the Key Bank. Deputies along with the Salem Police Department quickly located the suspect and took him into custody.

The Sheriff's Office is currently coordinating with the FBI to investigate today's events. There are currently no additional details available as this is a very active criminal investigation. The Sheriff's Office will update the release as additional information becomes available, that time frame is not yet known.

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Level 3 Notice of Evacuation Issued For Breitenbush Hot Spring ***Final Update*** (Photo) - 09/19/17

Today in cooperation with fire officials and Marion County Emergency Management the decision was made to move the Breitenbush Hot Springs and the Breitenbush summer homes to a level 1 or a ready evacuation state.

Recent rainfall has reduced the fire danger, however residents should be cautious when returning home. The continued forecast has called for additional rains and the potential for mudslides in the area.

The Breitenbush area will remain in a level 1 or ready state until the fire danger is no longer of concern which will most likely be sometime this fall or winter.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office would like to thank all of the personnel involved in the firefighting efforts during the Whitewater, Little Devil and Scorpion fires in Marion County.


Despite recent rain fall fire officials in cooperation with Marion County Emergency Management have elected to remain at a level 3 or "Go" evacuation for the Breitenbush Hot Springs and Breitenbush Summer Homes.

The decision was made after weather experts determined a risk for thunder and lightening in the Santiam Canyon. Forest conditions remain at an extreme danger for fire even with recent rains.

Please follow the Marion County Emergency Alerts web page for the most up to date information concerning evacuations in Marion County.


September 15th, 2017, the level 3 evacuation, "Go" remains in effect for the areas of Breitenbush Hot Springs and the Breitenbush Summer Homes. If you are in the area please leave immediately. The areas surrounding the hot spring remain closed to public access and visitors are asked to seek alternate areas to recreate. Updates regarding evacuation in the Marion County area can be found here:


Today the Marion County Sheriff's Office was advised to move to a level 3 evacuation for the areas of Breitenbush Hot Springs and the Breitenbush Summer Homes. These areas are now being threatened by the Little Devil Fire and are no longer considered safe for occupation.

Working in cooperation with the Marion County Board of Commissioners, Marion County Emergency Management and the Marion County Fire Defense Board, deputy sheriffs will be responding to the area and posting the residences and notify building occupants that it is recommended they evacuate immediately.

The Breitenbush area is a vacation destination with very few permanent residents and the area has been at a level 2 evacuation for several weeks, as a result few residents remain in the area. The intent of the evacuation is to notify those few remaining residents and message to those planning to come to the area to seek other options until the area is safe for return.

For the most up to date information on Marion County evacuations please go to Alerts and Emergency tab on the Marion County web page:

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