New Jail Addition Will Hold 62 Inmates

MEDFORD, Ore. — After two years, and more than $2 million, work is done on a new addition to the Jackson County Jail. Sheriff Mike Winters and jail staff officially unveiled the new space, located in the jail’s basement. The area had previously been used as office space for the sheriff’s office. 62 more inmates … Continue reading »

Sheriff Speaks About Arrest

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two days after an escaped inmate is arrested, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters is finally speaking out to the media. On Tuesday, U.S. Marshals in Oregon City put Bradley Monical back behind bars. November 19th last year he escaped from the Jackson County Jail, which prompted a large search effort and reward. … Continue reading »

Pierce and Co-Defendants Indicted

MEDFORD, Ore. – It took a grand jury just fifteen minutes to indict a jail nurse accused of selling heroin to an inmate. Behind closed doors, the jurors handed down an indictment on 45-year-old Camilla Pierce and the three other co-defendants involved in the case. The seven-person grand jury met Thursday morning. The Jackson County Deputy … Continue reading »

County Officials Approve Jail Plan

MEDFORD, Ore. — Now that construction is nearly complete on a 62 bed additions to the Jackson County Jail, county officials have approved a plan to help pay for its operation. They’ll do that by renting half the space to other agencies, including the City of Medford. Work is wrapping up on a $1.5 million … Continue reading »

Jail Worker Accused of Selling Drugs

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Southern Oregon woman is accused of selling heroin inside the Jackson County Jail while working there as a contract employee. The arresting affidavit says it happened around October 15th. Camilla Lynn Pierce says an inmate, Andrew Caucutt, arranged for her to meet with another woman, Jade Powell, to get the drugs. … Continue reading »

Man Arrested After Police Chase

MEDFORD, Ore. – A man is in the Jackson County Jail after leading police on a chase that stopped traffic for twenty minutes on Monday afternoon. It began when police tried to pull over a driver with a license plate that was incorrect for the vehicle. Then,  21-year-old Jamie Castro sped off from the intersection of … Continue reading »

Helicopter Search For Escaped Inmate

MEDFORD, Ore. – The search continued on the ground and in the air for an inmate who escaped from the Jackson County Jail this week. Sheriff Mike Winters said a helicopter was flying over the Bear Creek Greenway searching for Bradley Monical, who escaped Monday night. Deputies were also patrolling the trail. The helicopter was … Continue reading »

Jackson Co. Jail Remodel in Early Stage

MEDFORD, Ore. – Forced releases may not happen as often because the Jackson County Jail is adding more beds. More than 50 new inmate beds in the building’s basement, and a new recreation yard for the inmates. The remodeling project just started. Construction crews just left for the end of the day. They just finished … Continue reading »

Home Invasion Assault In Rogue River

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — A local man is recovering after being beaten up by two men inside his own home this past weekend. The three people involved in that home invasion were arrested and are being held here at the Jackson County Jail on a laundry list of charges. Sheriff officials say the incident happened … Continue reading »

Wolf Creek Man Investigated For Drug, Theft Charges

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police serve a search warrant in Josephine County and arrest a Wolf Creek man for multiple charges. 34-year-old Sky Shipman of Wolf Creek is in the Jackson County Jail, on $60,000 bail for charges for theft and unauthorized use of a vehicle. Those charges stem from a June 3rd theft on … Continue reading »