MEDFORD, Ore. — Office involved shooting suspect Wayne Pearson has been behind bars since Friday after he was cleared from Rogue Regional Medical Center. Monday, he was set to have an extradition hearing for fugitive charges out of Idaho. That hearing never happened because Pearson decided to sign a waiver instead.
Now the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in Idaho has 21 days to pick Pearson up, because currently there are no local charges, only those from Idaho.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office may not get the chance to pick him up, at least not right away, because district attorney Beth Heckert said she expects local charges coming to Pearson from Thursday’s officer involved shooting.
If that is the case, those charges must be dealt with first before he is extradited.
Medford Police Chief Tim George said the investigation is ongoing, and once completed, the case will be handed over to the district attorney’s office.
“This investigation is far from over. There’s a lot of work that was being done late Friday night when I left and it’s still being done by all those detectives assigned to the Major Assault Death Investigation Unit that works these kind of cases,” said Chief George.
The other suspect in Thursday’s shooting is Shavon Willard. District attorney Heckert said she is still in the hospital recovering from injuries and is said to be in stable condition.