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July 22, 2018
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Deputies Investigate Shooting in White City (Photo)
Julie Denney
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Deputies Investigate Shooting in White City (Photo)

*UPDATE -- 3/23/18 at 11:30 a.m.* 

*UPDATE -- 3/23/18 at 11:30 a.m.* 
Detectives have arrested two men in connection with the Tuesday home invasion robbery in White City. They were both lodged in the Jackson County Jail on Thursday, March 22, on charges of first and second degree robbery and first degree burglary. 

On Thursday afternoon, detectives arrested the two men at their respective residences. They were identified as Daniel Richard Slocum, 20, of the 600-block of Benson Street, Medford, and Jarod Phillip Haines, 19, of the 400-block of East Dutton Road, Eagle Point. 

Detectives say the two were accomplices of James Steven Bennett, 30, who was shot in the abdomen by the resident during the robbery attempt. Bennett remains hospitalized at the time of this report. He will be lodged in jail upon his release. 

Detectives say on Tuesday evening after 8 p.m., the three men arrived together in a vehicle and parked near the victim's home. They went to the victim's home with the intent to commit a robbery. One of the men struck the resident in the face with a crowbar. The resident shot Bennett once in the abdomen with a handgun. 

Haines and Slocum ran from the apartment and fled in the vehicle, leaving Bennett behind. A short time later, Bennett borrowed a phone from a neighbor to call 911 for medical attention. 

Detectives continue their investigation. They say anyone who wishes to share information about the incident can call the JCSO tip line at (541) 774-8333. 

*CORRECTION -- 3/21/19 at 1:45 p.m.* 
Bennett is not currently in JCSO custody. He will be lodged in jail upon his release from the hospital (corrected below). 

*UPDATE -- 3/21/18 at 1:20 p.m.* 

WHITE CITY, Ore. -- Jackson County Sheriff's Office detectives say the Tuesday night shooting in White City occurred during a home invasion robbery. Detectives have identified the shooter, a resident of an apartment in the 7600-block of Division Road. He is cooperating with the investigation. His name will not be released at this time. 

Detectives say on March 20, 2018, James Steven Bennett, 30, and at least one other accomplice went to the apartment with the intent to commit a crime. At about 8:19 p.m., Bennett called 911 to request medical attention. Deputies found him in the area of Division Road and Carr Street. Bennett was transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center with a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. He remains in the hospital at the time of this report. 

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to the shooting. They would like to hear from anyone who has information about the incident and those involved. Calls can be made to dispatch at (541) 776-7206 or to the JCSO tip line at (541) 774-8333. 

The investigation is ongoing and additional updates will be released at a later time. 


*Original post -- 3/20/18 at 10:14 p.m.* 

WHITE CITY, Ore. - Deputies are investigating a shooting in White City, in the area of Division Road and Carr Street. On March 20, 2018, at 8:19 p.m., dispatch received a 911 call reporting the incident. A man was transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center with a single gunshot wound. His condition is not currently available.

At this time, the investigation is underway. Further information will be released at a later time. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call dispatch at (541) 776-7206.

Case #18-5518

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