MEDFORD, Ore. — The suspect in the D.A. Office building bombing case has a long criminal history in Jackson County. Alan McVay has been charged in more than a dozen different cases since 1989. Many of them were for drug possession and theft.
Before this recent arrest, he had already been set to go to trial on first degree burglary, aggravated theft charges and felony firearm possession for a series of crimes between October 2011 and February 2012.
In those crimes, McVay and another co-defendant had been accused of stealing dozens of guns, ammunition and thousands of dollars’ worth of other items. He was scheduled to go to trial this week.
On November 14th, a day after the explosion at the D.A.’s Office, McVay’s attorney gave notice to the court that McVay had planned to change his plea in the burglary cases. After his arrest in connection with the bombing, that plea change was re-scheduled.
The D.A.’s Office would not comment on McVay’s criminal history and would not discuss what they think would be a motive for the bombing.