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Eluding Case Leads to Search Warrant (Photo)
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Eluding Case Leads to Search Warrant (Photo)

Case 19-26648

On 122719, at 1537 hours, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to pull over an unlicensed silver Mercedes Benz sedan in the 20,000 block of Hwy. 62 near Shady Cove, OR. The vehicle attempted to elude and drove onto a private driveway where it was stopped. The driver and a passenger were both arrested. The Mercedes was seized and towed.

The driver, Michael Bradley Herlikofer, 30 years old, Shady Cove, Oregon was lodged on three warrants for Failure to Appear; Attempting to Elude a Police Officer-Vehicle; Giving False Information to Police Officer; Distribution of Schedule II Controlled Substance; Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession of Schedule III Controlled Substance.

The passenger, Tiffany Anderson Burke, 27 years old, Eagle Point, Oregon, was lodged for a probation violation detainer initially. While being booked at County Jail additional charges for Possession of Controlled Substance Heroin and Meth were added when drugs were found on her during lodging.

As a result of evidence found during the search of the eluding Mercedes Benz vehicle, the investigation continued into this case. That lead to the service of a search warrant on 123019 at 0615 hours in the 3800 block of Antelope Rd in White City, Oregon . Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies with assistance from the JCSO SWAT Team served the warrant at 0615 hours. Specifically, the warrant was for firearms.

Several people were at the location at the time of the warrant being served. One resident did not submit to arrest initially and hid in an outbuilding, a detached garage. The suspect did not come out of hiding despite tear gas and Flash Bang devices being used to attempt to get him to come out. Ultimately, deputies entered the building and took him into custody. A K9 was on scene but did not deploy on the suspect.

The suspect is Jaime Castro, 28 years old, of the 3800 block of Antelope Rd. White City, OR. He was lodged on an Oregon State Parole Board Parole Violation; Failure to Appear on Dangerous Drugs charges from Josephine County, Resisting Arrest and Interfering With a Police Officer.

A second occupant of the house was charged with Possession of Controlled Substance-Meth. Robin Kutala, 59 years old of the 3800 block of Antelope Rd. White City, Oregon was cited and released.

Another person was visiting the house and was arrested on a warrant for his arrest. He is Kevin Lee Hughes, 32 years, of Eagle Point, Oregon. He was lodged on a warrant for Contempt of Court.

The case remains under investigation.

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