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GP Police Arrested Man for Roughing Up Woman Outside Downtown Church

Grants Pass Police arrested a man for roughing up a woman outside a downtown area church last night.

According to the Police Department, officers responded to a reported disturbance at St. Luke's Episcopal Church at the corner of NW D and 4th streets around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said a citizen called 9-1-1 to report homeless people fighting on the lawn of the church, with one person possibly brandishing a knife. The caller also said there was a truck parked across the street from the church, with a man and woman yelling at each other and a baby stroller in the roadway.

A subsequent investigation revealed that a 39-year-old man struck a woman in the face after the man began verbally assaulting another woman. Witnesses said the man was asked to leave the area and he refused before turning and striking the female victim in the nose. The victim was not seriously hurt.

Officers placed the highly-intoxicated subject into custody and lodged him at the Josephine County Jail for Physical Harassment. He was being held without bail.
Posted on 5/23/24 10:55AM by Sam Marsh