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JCSO Information Re. Governor's "Freeze" Executive Order - 11/18/20

In regards to the “Freeze” announced by the Governor and the subsequent Executive Order, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is reminding everyone to take some precautions to help reduce the spread of the Corona Virus in efforts to keep everyone safe and to reduce the strain and risk to our medical providers.

Deputies will certainly still respond to calls for service. However, we will encourage deputies to take precautions to reduce possible exposure to the virus. We may decide to take some additional reports over the phone and we will continue to encourage using our on-line reporting system for minor incidents.

With regards to the Governor’s restriction on “six” or more people in a private residence, the Sheriff’s Office will be referring these matters to the Oregon Health Authority. In instances where a response occurs we will follow guidelines of education and requesting voluntary compliance. If there are egregious and persistent issues the information could be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

The jail has been operating in the same manner since March of this year. There are many protocols in place to mitigate the risk of the Coronavirus getting into our facility and we hope to maintain that standard so we do not lose further capacity, in an already undersized facility.

Our Concealed Handgun Licensing division will continue to operate as it has been, with the caveat we will ask people to wait in their vehicle in efforts to reduce interaction in our lobby. This process was implemented in March, allowing much of the paperwork to be done remotely. You can reference our webpage for further details on how to apply for a CHL or update one. It is important for us to continue this service for our community.

We will continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation and its impact on our community. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is always committed to serving you with Character, Competence, Courage and Compassion.”

JCSO Recruiting for Public Information Officer - 11/17/20


The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is currently recruiting for a public information officer.

This position will offer opportunities for media production, marketing, being a liaison to our media partners in the valley and a liaison to the public.

We are looking for someone who is charismatic, is comfortable with public speaking, comfortable on camera, who can efficiently navigate multiple social media platforms, prepare articulate and well written press releases, and someone who can foster and maintain positive relationships with our employees and all those we serve. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please see the job announcement and apply at www.jacksoncounty.org.

The position is posted on the job page as announcement #7613-Project/Program Coordinator I (Sheriff).

Suspect in Online Sexual Corruption Case Arrested in Bend (Photo) - 11/12/20

JCSO Case 20-1516

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations and the Southern Oregon High Tech Crime Task Force concluded an investigation into Online Sexual Corruption of a Child with the arrest of a suspect in Bend, Oregon on November 10, 2020.

JCSO Detectives have been investigating the case since May 2020. The suspect during the course of several months of internet contact with an underage child, requested sexual photographs from the child, engaged in lewd visual behavior on line with the child and arranged to meet the child to have sexual contact.

At 0945 hours on 111020 law enforcement served a search warrant and an arrest warrant on the suspect at his residence in the 60000 block of  Tumalo Circle Bend, Oregon.

The suspect is Steven Lee Genereux, birth date 04-09-1951.

Genereux was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on three counts of Online Sexual Corruption of a Child-Second Degree and seven counts of Luring a Minor. All Charges are Class C Felony charges with total bail of $150,000.

Attached Media Files: Genereux_mug_DCSO.jpg
Suspect Lodged in Double Homicide (Photo) - 11/07/20

20-18554    *(Update)* 110720 1200

Double Homicide  Investigation

15000 block of E. Evans Creek Road, Rogue River, OR

Suspect: Joshua Robert  Miller, birthdate 5/8/1985, resident of 15000 block of East Evans Creek Rd. Rogue River, OR. This address is located north of Wimer, Or

Suspect Joshua Robert Miller has been lodged at Jackson County Jail on several charges related to the double homicide case reported on 110420. The victims of the shooting have been identified.

The two deceased victims are:

Shane Heiwa Roork, 35 years old of the Ukiah, California area.

Duane Allen Roork, 58 years old of the Willits, California area.

The victims are father and son.

The involved parties were all known to each other.

Joshua Robert Miller has been lodged at the Jackson County Jail on the following charges:




The Attempted Murder charge relates to shots fired by the suspect at a third victim. That victim information is not being released at this time.

The case will be referred to the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.

Attached Media Files: Joshua_Miller_Mug_110720.jpg
double homicide suspect in custody - 11/06/20

CASE 20-18554

110620 1115 hours


The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reports Joshua Robert Miller, DOB 080885, has been taken into custody. On 110520 at 1120pm, JCSO received a call from a resident in the 15000 block of East Evans Creek Rd. reporting that Miller had shown up at their house . The residents left the house. Deputies responded to the location and set up a perimeter with assistance from Oregon State Police. Miller was taken into custody without incident at 0316am on 110620.

The identity of the victims in this case are pending release until next of kin are notified.

The case remains under active investigation.