Police: Medford armed robbery suspect in custody

The agency says that Desmond McDonald knows they are after him.

Posted: Nov 8, 2019 5:05 PM
Updated: Nov 12, 2019 10:46 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. —

UPDATE: Medford Police says that 22-year-old Desmond McDonald is now in custody, facing charges for stealing marijuana from a victim at gunpoint.

"Desmond McDonald, whom we profiled last week regarding an armed robbery involving marijuana, was arrested yesterday after he turned himself in to the Josephine County Sheriff's Office," the agency said.

Medford Police shared McDonald's name and a video from his Instagram account on Friday in hopes of getting information on his location following the robbery.

"Thanks for spreading the word," MPD said.

(Updated 11/12/19 at 10:25 a.m.)


INITIAL REPORT: Medford Police are hoping to locate the remaining suspect in an armed robbery that happened at a Medford home on October 30.

The suspect is 22-year-old Desmond McDonald, AKA "Desmond Delille." He is wanted on Felony Armed Robbery warrants after he and another man stole marijuana at gunpoint, according to police.

"The victim reported he was robbed of five pounds of marijuana, by two males, both armed with handguns. The other suspect has already been arrested," MPD said.

McDonald knows that police are after him, the agency said. A video posted on McDonald's Instagram account gave MPD a detailed look at his face, including the crown tattoo near his right eye and "tattoos of writing on his neck." He's described as 5'9" and weighing 160 pounds.

Medford Police said McDonald should be considered armed and dangerous. Photos posted on the same Instagram account as the video show a man — presumably McDonald — posing with handguns and bags that appear to be filled with marijuana.

The version of the Instagram video posted below by MPD has been muted due to language.

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