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GP Police Jailed Man for Vandalizing Josephine County Courthouse Door

Grants Pass Police jailed a young man for vandalizing an entrance to the Josephine County Courthouse early yesterday.

The Police Department reports officers arrested 20-year-old Jackson David Sutton for the crime on Thursday at 3:04 a.m..

Police said Sutton was reported to be banging on the glass doors at the north entrance to the building. Upon arrival, they observed the suspect writing on a glass door. Announcements were made and the suspect turned to face officers while yelling nonsensical statements such as "I am God" and "I'm in charge of the alien police force." He then placed his hands in his pockets and refused to remove them.

Sutton refused to comply when told to turn around and acted in an unpredictable manner. However, he immediately complied upon seeing the activation of a Taser. Further investigation revealed that the suspect had used a permanent marker to deface the glass door with vulgar tags.

Jackson Sutton was transported to the Josephine County Jail where he was lodged for 2nd-Degree Criminal Mischief. He was also provided with a citation for other graffiti-related violations.
Posted on 1/26/24 6:18AM by Sam Marsh