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Friday, September 19, 2014
Gang Member Returns to Jail
On Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:30p.m. the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals service took Juan Antonio Gonzalez-Marquez, 19, from Medford, into custody following a traffic stop. Gonzalez-Marquez absconded from MacLaren Youth Correctional transitional program in Junction City, Oregon.
Gonzalez-Marquez was originally sentenced as a juvenile for his involvement in the 2009 stabbing death of Marco Diaz. Gonzalez-Marquez is a documented Norteno gang member and has past arrests for assault, resisting arrest, and probation violations.
At the time of the traffic stop and arrest, Gonzalez-Marquez had two small baggies of methamphetamine in his pocket. A Medford Police officer transported Gonzalez-Marquez to the Jackson County Jail. He was lodged for his warrants and possession of methamphetamine.
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