At about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Medford Police detectives arrested a suspect in a motel robbery that occurred on Dec. 22, 2013 at about 5:15 p.m. The suspect, Jesse Allen Lane, 26, is a transient in the Medford area and was arrested on charges of robbery, theft and burglary. His bail is set at $1,065,000.
On Sunday, Medford Police officers responded to a report of a robbery at a motel room at the Cascade Inn. The officers made contact with a 63-year old victim who was disabled and bound to a wheelchair, but he was not injured. The victim told Police that an unknown male entered his motel room without his permission and took cash off of the counter. The victim tried to fight him off but was unsuccessful and the male mentioned he may have a knife during the robbery.
The investigation by Medford Police showed that the victim won a large amount of money playing video lottery at a nearby business and an employee of the business announced the winnings to the rest of the customers. The victim left the business and was followed by the male suspect and an unknown female. The suspect asked the victim for money, and the victim gave him a small amount. However, it appears that wasn’t enough for the suspect, he later followed the victim to his motel room, entered the room, grabbed the money off of the counter and was able to flee with over $750.
Detectives were able to use surveillance images of the suspect and quickly identified him as, Jesse Allen Lane, 26, who is no stranger to local law enforcement officers. The officers were able to locate Lane this morning at the Motel 6, 2400 Biddle Road. Several officers responded and they were able to take Lane into custody without incident. A search warrant was issued to take a look inside the room where evidence was seized in the case.
Lane is now lodged in the Jackson County Jail with bail set at $1,065,000.