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May 26, 2020
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Arrests Made in Homicide Investigation (Photo)
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Arrests Made in Homicide Investigation (Photo)

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.  The  Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has announced two arrests in a homicide case from January this year.

The investigation began on the morning of 011020 when  JCSO was dispatched to a report of  a deceased person along the roadside on Cobleigh Road near Butte Falls. The victim was later identified as Cody Joseph Baize, 28 years old, of Grants Pass, Oregon. The case was  investigated by the Jackson County Major Assault Death Investigation Unit.

 Further investigation over the last 3 months lead investigators to arrest Joshua Wayne Bull, 32, of Grants Pass, Oregon and Theodore Stacey Johnson, 33, of Grants Pass, Oregon  They are both lodged at Jackson County Jail  for the crimes of Murder in the Second Degree, Kidnapping in the First Degree, Robbery in the First Degree, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Bull had been lodged in the Josephine County Jail for a Post Prison Supervision Sanction on an original charge of Delivery of Controlled Substance to a Minor. He was arrested there and taken to Jackson County Jail.

Johnson had been  lodged in Jackson County Jail for Parole Violation on an original charge of Robbery II.  Additional charges in this case were added today.

JCSO thanks the following agencies for their valued assistance in this investigation:

The Jackson County District Attorney’s Office; Oregon State Police; Medford Police Dept., Ashland Police Department; Jackson County Probation, Josephine County Probation; Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and the Albany, Oregon Police Department.

If anyone has information that may further assist this investigation, please call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Tip line at 541-774-8333.

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