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July 29, 2021
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Suspect Apprehended for Child Sex Crimes
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Suspect Apprehended for Child Sex Crimes

Case 21-2716

Sacramento (Calif.) Sheriff’s Office Assist JCSO Detectives in Apprehending Suspect Wanted for Child Sex Crimes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives left the County early Thursday morning to execute a search warrant in Sacramento, Calif. After the crime occurred in Central Point, Ore., the suspect was made aware of the victim disclosure and armed himself while making suicidal statements to a family member. The suspect, Thomas Grant Cox, 58, of Central Point, Ore., then fled to Sacramento, Calif.

In the days after this event, JCSO detectives worked closely with Sacramento Sheriff’s investigators to determine a known location for the suspect. Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies began surveillance Wednesday, June 9, until Cox was arrested Thursday at approx. 1617 hours. The suspect left the residence in a vehicle and Sacramento Sheriff’s SWAT team initiated a traffic stop, taking him into custody without incident.

JCSO detectives interviewed Cox and obtained additional information, which led to him being lodged in the Sacramento County Jail for two counts of first-degree Rape, and two counts of first-degree Sex Abuse. Bail is set at $1,000,000.

An extradition process is necessary prior to Cox returning to Jackson County.

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