MEDFORD, Ore. —
UPDATE: A suspect is now in custody for the stabbing of three people along Highway 140 on Monday.
According to OSP, troopers and deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) first responded to reports of multiple people who had been stabbed on Hwy 140 near milepost 24 just before 1:30 p.m.
Authorities found the vehicle, a white Dodge Caravan with North Carolina plates, near milepost 4 on Hwy 140.
Three passengers in the vehicle were determined to have stab wounds and were transported by ambulance to the Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford.
32-year-old Antonie Eugene Kirby and 30-year-old Jemario Deronte Richardson of Winston Salem, NC, were treated for their injuries and released.
But the other passenger, 34-year-old Marcus Earl Taylor (also from Winston Salem) received life-threatening injuries and was transported by Mercy Flights Air Ambulance to Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland where he remains listed in critical condition.
The suspect, identified as 35-year-old Kevin Juwan Reed (also from Winston Salem) exited the vehicle near milepost 24 along Hwy and apparently left prior to officer’s arrival.
He was located about 45 minutes later near milepost 30 on Hwy 140. Reed was taken into custody without incident and later lodged at the Jackson County Jail on one count of Assault in the First Degree and three counts of Assault in the Second Degree, bail is listed at $400,000.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have observed the Dodge Caravan with North Carolina plates or Reed — described as a black male adult, height 5’9”, weight 165 and wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and no shoes in the area of Highway 140 — is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Southern Regional Dispatch Center at 541 776-6111 refer case number SP18-359029.
(Updated 9/25/18 at 12 p.m.)
INITIAL REPORT: Details remain murky after an incident on Highway 140 today between Medford and Lake of the Woods that left three people hospitalized.
Troopers with the Oregon State Police (OSP) responded to reports of an assault on Hwy 140 on Monday, finding three people injured. All three were transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment,
A person of interest in the case has been contacted, according to Captain Timothy Fox with OSP, but the investigation remains ongoing. Fox said that no further information is available at this time.