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COVID Issue Dealt With At Jail - 02/25/21

On Monday February 22, 2020 Jail Administration was informed that several Adults-In-Custody (AIC) who share a housing unit were feeling symptoms consistent with Covid-19. Jail Medical Staff offered tests to the eleven AIC’s housed in the unit, ten of whom opted for the test. These individuals have been housed together for 23 days at the time the tests were administered.

On Wednesday, Jail Medical Staff was informed that preliminary lab results showed all ten samples were positive for Covid-19. Sheriff’s Office and Jail Medical Staff immediately implemented the established additional protocols to limit potential spread of the virus within the facility.

All eleven AIC’s who are housed together in the unit are presumed/confirmed to be positive for Covid-19. They are lodged and awaiting trial for allegedly committing serious person crimes. The severity of the charges, which range from Sex abuse 2, Rape 1, and Federal Holds, preclude the possibility of releasing the individuals back in to the community, at this time. We must consider the safety of the community when decisions are made as to who is released from jail.

All involved AIC have been quarantined in place and are being monitored by medical staff multiple times each day. At this point all of the individuals exhibit only minor symptoms which can be adequately treated within the facility.

Jail Staff is working on contact tracing within the facility, both to determine the possible source of the spread and to reduced further positive cases. At this point no source has been identified and the spread appears to be isolated to the one housing unit.

Deputy Involved Shooting After Domestic Call - 02/23/21

JCSO Case #21-997

Deputy Involved Shooting After Domestic Call

On 022321 at 1921 hours Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Eagle Point Police responded to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Idlewood Dr in Eagle Point. Prior to the arrival of law enforcement, the male half of the disturbance left the location along with another male in an SUV.

A few minutes later the SUV was stopped by police on Stevens Road near Idlewood in the parking lot of the church at that location. At 1936 hours one of the involved deputies advised shots were fired.

One male from the suspect vehicle is deceased. The other male is being treated at a local hospital. One JCSO deputy was struck by a bullet fired by a subject in the SUV. The injury was minor.

The case is now a Major Assault Death Investigation Unit (MADIU) call out and Oregon State Police is the lead agency.

No further details will be released at this time. Further releases will be coordinated with MADIAU and the Jackson County District Attorneys Office.