State Investigating Sheriff Winters

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore – The Oregon Secretary of State’s Office is investigating the re-election of Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters, after receiving an allegation of false information in the November Election Voter Pamphlet. According to officials, this type of investigation may lead to criminal charges. NewsWatch 12 has reached out to Sheriff Winter’s for his reaction, but so far he … Continue reading »

Sheriff Winters Timeline Serving County

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Throughout Sheriff Mike Winters’ eleven years on the job there have been some big accomplishments, like having a state of the art security system installed at Shady Cove Elementary School. But as is the case with any elected official there have also been some questions and controversies during his tenure, as well. … Continue reading »

Sheriff Winters Outspent by Corey Falls

WHITE CITY, Ore. – Sheriff Mike Winters has announced his plans to retire at the end of his term, unofficially conceding the race and endorsing opponent Corey Falls. The decision comes after months of campaigning in which Winters was vastly outspent by Falls. According to the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, Winters had raised $6,611 … Continue reading »

Sheriff Winters Plans to Retire

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters announced he wants to retire at the end of his term, which is the end of this year. Early Thursday afternoon, NewsWatch12’s Ron Brown sat down in an exclusive interview with Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters to discuss his plans to retire, and publicly endorse his … Continue reading »

Suspect Dead in Ashland Shooting

ASHLAND, Ore. – A 74-year old man is confirmed dead after yesterday’s officer involved shooting in Ashland. Two deputies shot and killed Earl C. Harris after Sheriff Mike Winters says he brandished a shotgun during an eviction notice. Now bomb squad sweeps of the scene have revealed six improvised explosive devices among a small stockpile … 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 »