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GP Police Incarcerated Man for Violent Incident at Apartments & City Park

Grants Pass Police arrested a man for several crimes after a violent incident at an apartment complex and at Morrison Centennial Park.

According to the Police Department, officers responded to the incident at Rogue View Gardens on Fruitdale Drive on Thursday afternoon.

Police said the complex manager called 9-1-1 to report that a male subject was yelling that his wife had been murdered. The caller told dispatchers the man left the complex and walked toward baseball fields at the adjacent city park.

Officers contacted the 37-year-old man at the park a short time later and the man was immediately hostile toward them, threatening to kill them and screaming profanities. After the man demonstrated an unwillingness to obey commands and displayed pre-fight indicators, a Taser was deployed twice -- but it had no effect because he was wearing thick clothing.

Pepper spray was utilized after the subject charged at an officer. That de-escalated the man's violent behavior until additional officers arrived on scene to help.

The suspect was placed into custody and lodged at the Josephine County Jail for Attempted Assault on a Peace Officer, Resisting Arrest, Menacing and Disorderly Conduct. He was being held without bail.
Posted on 6/15/24 6:18AM by Sam Marsh