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Homicide Suspect in Custody

image (1)NEAR CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — An ongoing investigation by detectives from the Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division with the assistance of Josephine County District Attorney’s Office and Grants Pass Department of Public Safety into the death of an adult male last Saturday south of Cave Junction led to an arrest of a 28-year old male. The suspect is being held in custody at Butte County, California jail as a fugitive from justice pending extradition to Josephine County where a warrant for murder was issued.

According to OSP Sergeant Jeff Fitzgerald, OSP detectives identified Stranger Raymond Davis, 28, as a person of interest in the August 2, 2014, shooting death of Michael Clyde MacDonald, 61, from Cave Junction. The ongoing investigation indicated Davis may have fled to the Paradise, California area in Butte County. Working in conjunction with Paradise Police Department, their officers found Davis and arrested him on an unrelated warrant on August 6. A warrant was issued out of Josephine County, Oregon for murder and Davis is now being held as a fugitive from justice pending extradition proceedings to return him to Oregon.

Previously released information indicated on August 2, 2014 at approximately 3:35 p.m., information was received by 911 and OSP Southern Command Center dispatch of a shooting in the 6000 block of Rockydale Road south of Cave Junction. OSP troopers responded and found a deceased adult male on the property who had been shot at least one time.

OSP and members of the Josephine County Major Crime Team were dispatched to investigate. The deceased male was identified as MacDonald.