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Medford man found 'guilty except for insanity' in racially charged harassment case

The Jackson County District Attorney's Office said that Corey Spurgeon threatened the victim with a weapon and used racial slurs during an incident in September.

Posted: Mar 5, 2021 5:31 PM
Updated: Mar 5, 2021 5:39 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford man has been committed to the supervision of the Oregon State Hospital after threatening someone during a racially charged incident in September of 2020, according to the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.

Corey Alan Spurgeon was arrested on September 2 after threatening another man while wielding "a large rock," according to court documents. Since then, he has remained in custody between the Jackson County Jail and the Oregon State Hospital, undergoing mental health assessments.

According to multiple affidavits filed by law enforcement officers since Spurgeon's arrest, the man yelled threats, racial slurs and profanities at jail staff — throwing urine at people on several occasions. Another affidavit claimed that Spurgeon became unruly during a hospital stay, urinating on the floor and throwing a mobile computer desk.

The DA's office said that Spurgeon's original criminal case was brought back to a grand jury in January, after prosecutors learned that Spurgeon had used racial slurs "based on his perception of the victim's race" during the threatening incident. The grand jury added a felony charge of Bias Crime in the First Degree on an amended indictment.

During a stipulated facts trial on Friday morning, Spurgeon was found guilty except for insanity on four felony charges — Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Bias Crime in the First Degree, and two counts of Aggravated Harassment. Each crime is a class C felony.

Spurgeon will be under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board at the Oregon State Hospital for the next 15 years, the DA's office said.

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