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December 04, 2022
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Reported Hostage Situation Leads to Arrests

JCSO Case #20-1327

On 012120 at 0114 Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon was notified about a post on the Jackson County Scanner Page.  A 49-year-old male, posted on the scanner page that he was being held hostage at his residence and he needed help. The victim gave his address in the 2500 block of Carr St. White City, Oregon.  Units arrived and surrounded the house.  The homeowner opened the door and yelled for help.  Deputies made entry into the residence and detained four people. 

Those four were: Hector Orozco dob 08/24/1996; Martin Rodriquez Banuelos dob 01/05/1991; James Powers dob 12/25/1997; and a 59-year-old female.

Orozco was lodged on a State Parole Board Warrant for a weapons offense.  Banuelos was lodged for a Parole Violation for Possession of Dangerous Drugs.  Powers was lodged on a Detainer issued by his Probation Officer for PCS Meth.  The female subject was released at the conclusion of the investigation. 

A search warrant for the residence was obtained and served. A stolen firearm was recovered during the search.  The case remains under investigation and possible additional charges will be reviewed. 


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