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GP Man Snared on Warrants after He Refused to Leave Local Motel Room

A Grants Pass man was arrested on two local warrants after he refused to vacate his north-city motel room this week.

The Police Department reports officers responded to a trespassing complaint at the Super 8 Motel on NE 7th Street on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said a motel employee called 9-1-1 to report that it was past check-out time and 71-year-old Russell DeWitt Coe was refusing to leave his room. They said Coe was staying at the motel because he had been legally evicted from his residence at the Royal Trailer Park on Lewis Avenue.

Responding officers contacted Coe and discovered that he was wanted on two Grants Pass warrants for failing to appear in court for Criminal Trespass related to the trailer park eviction. He was lodged at the Josephine County Jail and his belongings were logged into evidence for safekeeping.
Posted on 3/8/24 6:41AM by Sam Marsh