GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Rogue Community College security officer at the Redwood Campus in Grants Pass was allegedly assaulted Tuesday night and Oregon State Police are investigating it. The officer said she was injured by an unknown assailant while on patrol on campus.
On July 29, at about 10:15 p.m., OSP Southern Command Center dispatch received information of shots heard near the soccer field at RCC. About seven minutes later, OSP received another report of an alleged assault to a female security officer at the community college.
Two OSP troopers and medical personnel arrived on scene about fifteen minutes later. A trooper contacted security guard Venise Hollinshead, 37, who works for Tac-One Security. Hollinshead said she was standing outside when an unknown male approached her from behind and struck her in the head. To protect herself, she initially tried to pepper spray the alleged assailant who grabbed at her gun in a holster. During the struggle for the firearm, a round was discharged before the suspect fled on foot toward the track field into a wooded area.
Hollinshead said she fired two rounds from her handgun as the suspect was fleeing. The suspect is described as a 6-foot tall male wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark clothing. Hollinshead was transported by ambulance to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass for minor cuts and scrapes.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 776-6111.