MEDFORD, Ore -- Medford Police says it arrested a felon for attempted assault with a rifle.
The suspect is 49-year-old Vincent Padgett. Police were called to a house on Friday, June 5th. The call said a man was making threats to kill his family members and any officers who came to the house.
Officers at the time did not know if the suspect had any weapons. When officers got to the house, they saw the suspect lying on the ground with body armor on and with a rifle. At one point officers say the suspect threw three smoke grenades at them.
After some time, officers were able to de-escalate the situation and Padgett surrender.
Padgett is charged with five counts of Attempted Assault in the 1st Degree, Felon in Possession of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of Body Armor and Parole Violation for Attempted Murder. There is no bail.