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Grants Pass Murder Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 02/06/24

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The 23-year-old victim, in this case, has been identified as Jhonathan R. Davis Jr. (First name spelling is correct).




Grants Pass, Ore. - On February 6, 2024, at 4:08 am, a male called 911 to report he had shot another male.  Grants Pass Police officers responded to the 1000 block of SE Park Plaza to secure the scene.  Upon arrival, 25-year-old Kiernan Fucci exited the residence and surrendered to officers.  Inside the apartment, police discovered a male deceased from a gunshot.  At this time, the name of the victim is being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

All other occupants of the apartment were confirmed to be uninjured.  There was no risk to the public, and the incident was limited to the apartment.  

Grants Pass Police detectives were aided in the investigation by the Oregon State Police Major Crimes Unit, Oregon State Police Crime Lab, Josephine County District Attorney's Office, and Grants Pass Fire/Rescue.  The Grants Pass Police Department appreciates the assistance of these agencies as they are frequently involved in our community’s major cases.

Kiernan Fucci was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on the charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Grants Pass Police Department at 541-450-6260. Media inquiries should be routed through the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office.


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RADE Search Warrant Nets Drugs, Guns, and Explosives -- 1 Arrested (Photo) - 02/06/24

Merlin, Ore. - On Monday, February 5th, around 4:00 pm, members of the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Medford, Grants Pass Police Department, Oregon State Police Explosive Unit, and Homeland Security assisted with a drug-related search warrant in the 300 block of Colonial Drive in Merlin, Oregon.  

The search warrant revealed multiple ounces of methamphetamine, eight firearms (3 were found to be stolen), US currency, and illegal explosives (blasting caps and other high explosives).

Suspect Michael Dills was transported and lodged at the Josephine County Jail for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.  Additional drug and gun-related charges will be referred to the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office.

The RADE team is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force that identifies, disrupts, and dismantles local, multi-state, and international drug trafficking organizations using an intelligence-driven, multi-agency, prosecutor-supported approach. RADE is supported by the Oregon-Idaho High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), composed of members from the Oregon State Police, Grants Pass Police Department, Josephine County Community Corrections, and the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA program is an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) sponsored counterdrug grant program that coordinates with and provides funding resources to multi-agency drug enforcement initiatives, including RADE.