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September 29, 2023
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Adult-In-Custody Caught Attempting to Break Through Jail Window

JCSO Case 23-4860


MEDFORD, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) Corrections deputies caught an Adult-In-Custody (AIC) attempting to break through the glass in his cell window at the Jackson County Jail Tuesday afternoon. Negasi Zuberi, 29, an AIC in Jail on a federal hold, is charged with second-degree attempted escape and first-degree disorderly conduct. The Jail’s exterior windows are made of reinforced glass so Zuberi was only able to damage the interior layer of the window.


Around 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, a Jackson County Maintenance worker outside the building notified deputies that a suspicious noise was coming from inside one of the cells. Deputies responded to investigate and discovered Zuberi standing on his bunk bed near a chipped window in his cell. Deputies detained Zuberi, sent him through the full-body scanner, and moved him to a hard cell with no exterior windows. While searching the cell further, deputies found an improvised tool that was suspected to have been used to damage the window. 


This case is under further investigation and there is no additional information available for release.



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