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GP Police Jailed Man on Local Warrant and for Spitting on Officer at Post Office

Grants Pass Police arrested a man on an outstanding warrant and then added a felony-level charge to his criminal bill after he intentionally spat on an officer.

The Police Department reports officers responded to a fight between two male subjects at the downtown Post Office on Wednesday at about 3 p.m..

Police said passing motorists on NW 6th Street called 9-1-1 to report the brawl between the men, one of whom was riding a bicycle. They contacted both parties, including a 46-year-old man who was wanted on a Jackson County warrant for Disorderly Conduct. That man was placed into custody.

While being placed in the backseat of a patrol vehicle, the man intentionally expelled saliva from his mouth and spit on an officer's face.

The suspect was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on the warrant along with a new charge of Felony Aggravated Harassment. He was being held without bail.
Posted on 3/14/24 10:18AM by Sam Marsh