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Police Arrest Assault Suspect

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police officers responded to a report of an assault around 4:45 p.m. Friday at a hotel on South Riverside in Medford.

Medford Police officers say a female victim suffering from “extensive injuries” escaped a room where she was being held against her will and asked hotel employees to call 911. Police say she was assaulted multiple times in the room over the course of several days by 44-year-old Rodney Silva, a man she was in a “domestic relationship” with.

Officers say Silva drove away from the hotel while being pursued. Medford Police say Silva crashed the vehicle and witnesses report he ran away on foot. After investigating the area, officers say they found Silva in a utility trailer near the crashed and abandoned car.

Officers say Silva resisted arrest, but was ultimately taken into custody. The victim is currently being treated for her injuries, according to a press release.

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  1. Cecile Enright says:

    Thank you Medford Police. The person arrested was hiding in my son’s trailer. My grandchildren and daughter were in the house at the time. Again, many thanks!!!

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