GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Medford man was arrested on Friday evening after he allegedly used a handgun to threaten and assault a Home Depot employee in Grants Pass, according to police.
The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS) said that a 911 call came in from the Home Depot at 111 NE Mill Street shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Friday. The caller reported that a man had pointed a handgun at an employee, and struck the employee with the pistol.
The suspect left Home Depot in a vehicle, and someone was able to get a description and the license plate number.
Officers found the vehicle a short distance away from Home Depot, and were able to take the suspect into custody safely. GPDPS identified the man as 28-year-old Parker Lever, with a listed address in Medford.
A GPDPS detective also responded to help with the investigation. Ultimately, Lever was taken to the Josephine County Jail on charges for Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, two counts of Menacing, and two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
"The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety would like to ask if anyone has any information related to this case to please contact us at (541) 450-6260," the agency said. "We would also like to thank out citizens for their continued support."