Man Arrested After Stabbing a Couple

Jason_Barnes (1)GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested 35-year old Jason Barnes of Grants Pass on Sunday following the stabbing of two people during a disturbance at a residence just north of Grants Pass in Josephine County. The two adult victims received non-life threatening injuries and Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division detectives are still investigating.

On December 15, around 4:30 a.m., OSP troopers responded to a reported stabbing at 210 NW Woodbrook Drive near Grants pass. Upon arrival, they found Robert Barnes, 43, and his wife, Cynthia Barnes, 45, with non-life threatening stab wounds. Both of them were taken to Three Rivers Community Hospital for treatment.

Troopers secured the scene and asked for assistance from OSP detectives. The investigation indicated showed that the couple lived at the house with the suspect Jason Barnes, who was reportedly intoxicated and causing a disturbance. Robert Barnes was trying to calm the suspect when he was stabbed in the abdomen. The struggle continued and while trying to help Robert, Cynthia Barnes was stabbed in the upper leg.

Jason Barnes was arrested and lodged in the Josephine County Jail for Assault in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use/Carrying a dangerous weapon.