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Weekend Theft Incident in West GP Led to Arrest of Felon for Weapons & Drugs

A weekend shoplifting incident in west Grants Pass led to the arrest of a local felon for weapon, drug and probation violations.

Grants Pass police officers responded to a shoplifting complaint involving 44-year-old Christopher Michael Owens at the Dollar General on SW Bridge Street around 9:45 p.m. Friday.

Police said Owens was contacted while stealing approximately $30 worth of sticky wall tiles from Dollar General. They said the suspect had been arrested before for stealing from the store. A female accomplice was detained, but not arrested.

Owens was placed into custody and a consent search found him to be in possession of two stolen firearms and a substantial amount of fentanyl. The guns and drug were seized as evidence.

Christopher Owens was lodged at the Josephine County Jail for two counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felony Possession of Fentanyl, 3rd-Degree Theft and Probation Violation related to past theft arrests. He was being held on a no-bail detainer.
Posted on 1/29/24 10:56AM by Sam Marsh