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Deputies Jailed Local Felon on State Warrant after New Hope Disturbance

The Josephine County Sheriff's Office jailed a local felon on a statewide felony warrant after responding a domestic violence incident in the New Hope area this week.

The Sheriff's Office reports deputies arrested 35-year-old Jonathan Lee Messer for the incident at a home in the 4,000-block of New Hope Road late Thursday night.

Deputies said a woman called 9-1-1 to report that she came home from visiting a neighbor and a male subject later identified as Messer started "attacking her." The caller said she was deaf in one ear from the attack and requested an ambulance.

Responding deputies contacted the victim and located Messer in a house at the back of the property. They discovered that he was wanted on an Oregon State warrant for Parole Violation stemming from a conviction for a weapons offense.

Messer briefly struggled with deputies before being placed into custody.

Jonathan Messer was transported to the Josephine County Jail where he was lodged on the warrant along with new charges of Domestic Harassment and Resisting Arrest. He was still being held without bail on Friday.
Posted on 2/3/24 6:29AM by Sam Marsh