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Jackson County Grand Jury Indicts Trail Man for Domestic Violence & More

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A Jackson County grand jury has indicted a Trail man on charges stemming from multiple incidents involving domestic violence and child endangerment.

The suspect -- 24-year-old Justin Ryan Trompeter -- is wanted for crimes of Felony 4th-Degree Domestic Assault, 3rd-Degree Robbery, 1st-Degree Theft, Harassment, and two counts each of Child Neglect and Reckless Endangering.

Trompeter remains on the run with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office continuing their investigation.

Deputies were originally searching for Trompeter in connection with a February 7th domestic violence call when he fled the scene at a high rate of speed with his two children. On February 16th, deputies received information that the suspect was hiding with the 1-1/2 and six-month-old children deep in the woods surrounding Jacksonville.

Deputies located a vehicle at the top of Wagon Trail Drive. They approached the car with caution, but Trompeter had fled the scene before their arrival. The two children had been abandoned and left alone in the vehicle for up to two hours. A search of the vehicle uncovered fentanyl and methamphetamine.

Mercy Flights medics checked out the children on scene and then turned them over to the Oregon Department of Human Services. After the incident, the children were treated at a local hospital and they remain in DHS care.

This case is open and ongoing, with deputies following additional leads. Anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Justin Trompeter is encouraged to call Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon at (541)-776-7206.
Posted on 2/23/24 6:31AM by Sam Marsh