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GP Police Collared Man Wanted on State Warrant during East Park Patrol

Grants Pass Police apprehended a man wanted on a statewide felony warrant during a patrol check in the southeast part of the city early yesterday.

The Police Department reports officers were patrolling East Park Street near Locust Way when they spotted the fugitive on Tuesday shortly after 6 a.m..

Officers said they observed the 48-year-old man who they knew was wanted on an Oregon State warrant for Parole Violation stemming from a past drug conviction. The man took off running and -- following the short foot pursuit -- he surrendered at Tobin Court.

During a consent search, the man was found to be in possession of a white crystal substance in his pants pocket that he admitted was methamphetamine. It was seized for destruction.

The suspect was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on the Parole Board warrant and for the narcotics violation. He was being held on a no-bail detainer.
Posted on 5/22/24 11:35AM by Sam Marsh