One Arrested in Ruch Search Warrants (Photo)
RUCH, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives served search warrants at two residences in the Ruch area Thursday morning. Detectives say the investigation is ongoing, but one man was arrested on unrelated warrants.
On October 24, 2019, at approximately 6:30 a.m., JCSO detectives, aided by the JCSO special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team, served warrants at residences in the first block and the 1800-block of Upper Applegate Road.
“We received a few calls because people were concerned about seeing the SWAT team,” said Sergeant Julie Denney. “SWAT was there as a precaution because of the criminal history and wanted status of one of the residents. There was no danger to the public.”
During the search warrant service Thursday, detectives contacted Joaquin Amadeus Cowart, 41, of the 1800-block of Upper Applegate Road. Cowart had felony warrants for absconding from parole, and for charges related to a domestic violence incident. He was lodged in the Jackson County jail without bail due to the State Parole Board warrant.
Detectives say Cowart is a registered sex offender who has not updated his registration as required. Additional charges are pending.
JCSO detectives were assisted at the scene by investigators with the Medford Police Department, Oregon State Police, and Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Task Force. The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available for release at this time.