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GP Police Collared Statewide Fugitive after Tense Standoff on Brookhurst Way

Grants Pass Police apprehended a felon wanted on a statewide felony warrant following a tense weekend standoff in the southeast part of the city.

The Police Department reports officers eventually arrested 41-year-old Scott Michael Jones in the 1700-block of Brookhurst Way on Friday at 9:50 p.m.. The arrest was made at gunpoint and after the deployment of a pepper ball.

Police said Jones was wanted on an Oregon State felony warrant for Parole Violation stemming from a conviction for 2nd-Degree Robbery. They said an anonymous tip led them to the suspect who was reportedly sitting in a minivan in front of a home at that address.

After Jones was confirmed to be in the van, announcements were made. However, the suspect refused to comply with commands, so a pepper ball was launched into the van and he quickly exited the driver-side of the vehicle and was placed into custody without further incident. A K-9 officer was deployed to gain compliance.

After denying medical attention, Scott Jones was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on the statewide warrant. He was being held on a no-bail detainer.
Posted on 11/6/23 6:32AM by Sam Marsh