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Adult In Custody walks away from the Marion County Sheriff's Office Transition Center **PHOTO ATTACHED ** (Photo) - 05/24/23

Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating an Adult in Custody (AIC) who walked away from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Transition Center. Rigoberto Rodriguez-Morales, 27, walked away from the facility around 9:01PM on the evening of, May 23, 2023. Rigoberto was in custody on charges of 3 counts of Menacing / Assault 4.   

Rigoberto is a Hispanic adult male, 5'08" and weighs 155 lbs.  He was last seen wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt, dark colored jeans and footwear. 

The Marion County Transition Center prepares AICs for re-entry into the community prior to release from custody. AICs are allowed to leave the facility for pre-approved treatment or medical appointments.  

Deputies are asking anyone with information about Rigoberto to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 503-588-5032.

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*** UPDATE *** Detectives Investigate Overnight Shooting in East Salem (Photo) - 05/16/23

Detectives with our Criminal Investigations Unit have been working diligently on this homicide investigation involving the death of Jissel Segura, 19 years of age, from the Woodburn area.  On April 26th, 2023, Aaron Anderson, a 20-year-old male who is from Portland was arrested.  He was apprehended in Sacramento California with the assistance of the US Marshals without incident.  

Mr. Anderson is lodged at the Marion County Jail on the charges of Murder in the 2nd degree and unlawful use of a weapon.  Please contact the Marion County District Attorney’s Office for any further questions.

The family is not available for any further comment.   



On March 2nd, 2023, at shortly after 12:00 a.m., a 911 caller reported hearing gunshots on Embassy Way NE near Satter Drive NE, in the unincorporated area of East Salem. When deputies arrived at the Embassy Court Apartments, they located an adult female in her late teens to early 20’s inside of a vehicle with gunshot wounds. The female was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit were called out to lead the investigation. Investigators are treating this as a homicide investigation until an official cause and manner of death are determined, an autopsy is scheduled for later today. The victim’s identify will not be released until after next of kin notification has been made. 

At this time, no arrests have been made in connection with this investigation. Based upon preliminary information, investigators to not believe there is any outstanding danger to residents in the area. No additional information is available for release due to this being an active investigation.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this investigation to contact Detective Jason Remmy at 503-566-6931,, or anonymously by texting TIPMCSO and your tip to 847411.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Keizer Police Department, Marion County CRASH team, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office, Oregon State Police, and Salem Police Department.

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*** UPDATE *** Active Threat Investigation occurring at Jefferson High School (Photo) - 05/10/23

On May 10, 2023, at 9:19 AM, Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a report of someone with a gun who allegedly came into the Jefferson High School.  Our caller, who did not identify themselves, reported they were hiding in the bathroom and then said the subject was shooting at them.  Deputies responded along with multiple law enforcement agencies from around the area and entered the school and began searching for the reported subject with a gun and the person making the report who claimed to have been shot.  Law enforcement was not able to locate anyone injured let alone shot and no evidence of an armed person or any shots which had been fired.    

Law enforcement searched the entire school and then double searched it as well and made sure it was safe before school opened back up to normal operations.  This is still an open investigation being handled by Detective Schwab of our DPU team along with FBI.  If anyone has any information about who made this call, please contact Detective Schwab at and or 503-932-6294.  It’s also worth noting, this same type of incident occurred at Jefferson High School in March 2023.  In that case from March, it was determined to be a false report. 

We would like to thank our partners at the Jefferson School District, Willamette Valley Communications Center (WVCC), METCOM 911 Dispatch, Jefferson Fire District, Turner Police Department, Aumsville Police Department, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, and Oregon State police.  We couldn’t have done this without everyone’s help and response to this investigation. 

Commander Stutrud of the Sheriff’s Office Enforcement Division said he was very proud of the collaboration between the Jefferson School District Superintendent, principal, students, faculty, parents, deputies, fire department, and all law enforcement agencies to help bring this incident to a safe resolution.  He was humbled to see the service of compassion and care for everyone involved even after the incident was resolved, where deputies transitioned to handing out stickers, bracelets and interacting with students and having conversations with staff to check in.  It is this kind of relationship in the community which makes us all strong and proud to serve each other as one.  



Sheriff’s deputies and multiple other law enforcement agencies have responded to Jefferson High School regarding an active threat investigation.   There are no confirmed reports of anyone injured and law enforcement is working closely with school officials.   Please avoid the area until further notice.  We will release additional information when it becomes available.  



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Sheriff Kast Announces June Retirement (Photo) - 05/04/23

On May 3, 2023, Sheriff Kast shared his plans to retire effective June 30, 2023, with the Marion County Board of Commissioners and the Sheriff’s Office team. 

In a message to the Sheriff’s Office team, Sheriff Kast stated:

“These past 4 years have been a very interesting time for the Sheriff’s Office and the County as well.  We worked through many “normal” incidents in our profession, but also through 4 declared emergency situations including incredible fires, a heat storm, and an ice storm.  Each of these declared emergency situations was unique, but they also happened under the umbrella of the pandemic too.  You all worked through each of these situations, as well as the “normal” things we deal with in our profession, with amazing perseverance and exceptional performance in so many ways that it’s hard to describe everything you accomplished!

I have been in this profession for over 31 years, in addition to my military service and service during the buildup to the first gulf war in 1990-1991, I have now over 36 years serving my community and my country.  I am very proud of this career, but mostly to have worked alongside you all.  In each area of my career, I have been honored to work alongside every person I have had the opportunity to work with, regardless of what rank or position I have been in.  This office has proven, time and again, that we are here to serve the people in our community with dignity and respect, while providing exceptional customer service to the County.”

As Sheriff Kast reflected upon his extensive law enforcement career, he stated, “I am going to miss this job and profession, but mostly I will miss the women and men of the Sheriff’s Office and their dedication to serving our community.”

The Marion County Board of Commissioners will be coordinating the process to appoint a successor to complete the remainder of Sheriff Kast’s elected term which ends on December 31, 2024. Additional details about the selection process will be released tomorrow, May 5, 2023, by the Marion County Board of Commissioners.

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Sheriff's Vehicle Struck by gunfire while on patrol, fortunately no one was injured (Photo) - 04/30/23

On April 30, 2023, at about 7:40 PM, while on patrol around Lancaster Dr. NE and Devonshire Ct NE a Marion County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle was struck by gunfire.  Thankfully, no one was injured during the incident.  Detectives from our Criminal Investigations Unit are scene and actively investigating this incident and working with other law enforcement partners, therefore no further details will be released at this time.  We will let you know when we can share additional information.    


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