Good Samaritan Helps Catch Criminal

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police said a citizen helped officers during a foot chase of a wanted felon.

On Thursday, Medford Police received a tip to the whereabouts of 55-year-old Robin Lee Workman, who is a long-term criminal and has been sought by local law enforcement for several weeks due to several felony warrants for his arrest.

Around 2:31 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Medford Police said officers surrounded a residence in the 600 block of S. Holly Street, where Workman was believed to be at. Police said while officers attempted to make contact with occupants in the house, Workman jumped out a window and took off running through the yards.

Two officers were in foot pursuit of the suspect as the suspect ran south on S. Holly Street. Police said a 25 year old man who lives on S. Holly Street saw the foot chase coming towards his direction. The man ran across the street and began physically blocking the suspect’s path, which allowed officers to catch up and take the suspect into custody.

Workman was arrested without further incident. Officers on scene thanked the Good Samaritan for his assistance. Officer located a concealed switch-blade knife in Workman’s pocket and methamphetamine inside his residence. He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail.