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Grants Pass Man Arrested For Child Abuse

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Grants Pass man is behind bars in Jackson County, accused of abusing at least two children over a several year period.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies and Grants Pass Public Safety officers arrested 65-years-old Michael Murray for sexual abuse and rape charges.

When police arrived at his home, they say, he tried to take out a loaded gun. Authorities were able to un-arm Murray, but Murray was injured in the process.

He was taken to Three Rivers Community Hospital, treated, and then taken into custody at the Jackson County Jail. He is being held in lieu of six million dollars bail.