Hunters Fired On In Southern Oregon, 2 Suspects Arrested

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON STATE POLICE

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a subject who had been shot in the leg in the Sunny Valley area.

Deputies responded to the area and located a male subject who had a minor injury to their leg from an apparent gun shot.  Initial information is the injured subject was riding in the back of a pickup with several other individuals who were hunting in the local mountains.

While driving down the mountain, they drove into an area where they were confronted by several individuals who were armed.  At least one round was fired towards the hunter’s vehicle, causing the injury.

The Josephine County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance from the Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section and the Oregon State Police SWAT Team.

On Monday, October 29, 2018, with the assistance of the OSP SWAT Team, a search warrant was served at the address of 9998 Jump Off Joe Creek Road.  Several people were contacted at the property and interviewed related to the October 27 incident.  Two persons at the residence were determined to have valid felony arrest warrants from Missouri.  They were arrested and lodged at the Josephine County Jail.

Those subjects were identified as…

– Akeem Lorenzo White, age 27, of Missouri, lodged on a warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Dangerous Drugs.

– Robert Paul Frenchie, age 26, of Missouri, lodged on a warrant for Failure to Appear on an original charge of Dangerous Drugs.

Detectives from the OSP Major Crimes Team, along with the Josephine County Sheriff’s Department are continuing the investigation into the shooting. No other arrests have been made at this time and no further information is available at this time.

 

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