Jackson County Officer Added to Memorial

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– Two of Oregon’s fallen officers are being added to a special memorial in Salem. The memorial honors more than 178 Oregon law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty since the 1880’s. Reserve Officer Robert Libke of Oregon City and Deputy Charles Basye from the Jackson County Sherriff’s Office were … Continue reading »

Change Comes to Jackson County Jail

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is testing a new initiative that they say could help relieve overcrowding in the jail. The change, in partnership with County Courts and Community Justice, replaces their old “Matrix” system with a new method for processing inmates. Instead of packing every bed and releasing those who committed … Continue reading »

Accused Murderer Denied Bail

MEDFORD, Ore. — A woman accused of killing two people in Wimer was denied bail in court Wednesday as prosecutors revealed new details about the case. Prosecutors said they have evidence that shows Susan Monica murdered two people by shooting them in the head. It’s the first time in weeks that investigators have publicly revealed … Continue reading »

Suspect Waives Extradition Hearing

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 … Continue reading »

Monica Explains Relationship to Victims

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Wimer woman accused of killing two people at her home is saying she’s innocent, and now she is giving us firsthand details about how she knew the victims. Susan Monica called NewsWatch 12 from inside the Jackson County Jail, in an attempt, she said, to get public support. Monica has been … Continue reading »

Susan Monica: A Deeper Look, Part 1

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. –“This is Susan Monica, I”m here in Rogue River, Oregon.” Susan Monica popped up on Youtube two and a half years ago. She recorded a six minutes video, and explained that the U.S. could create five million jobs by building a cross-country elevated train system. In the video, Monica said she thinks … Continue reading »

Escaped Inmate Arrested by U.S. Marshals

OREGON CITY, Ore.  — U.S. Marshals arrested an escaped inmate a year after Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters vowed to put the man back behind bars. Clackamas County authorities say Bradley Monical was taken into custody outside of Oregon City without incident.  Monical was transferred to the Multnomah County Jail on several outstanding warrants. On … 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 »

Sheriff Responds to Jail Employee Arrest

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff speaks out after a nurse is arrested for selling heroin inside the jail. Sheriff Winters says the jail’s security measures are already changing as a result of this arrest. The nurse was contracted to give medical care inside the jail and she is accused of conspiring with other … Continue reading »

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