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August 09, 2020
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Theft Suspect Charged (Photo)
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Theft Suspect Charged (Photo)

Case 19-25342

On December 7, 2019 the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a Theft case involving an elderly victim under the care of an in-home care provider. The victim suffers from dementia and lives alone in the Shady Cove, Oregon area.

The investigation lead to the discovery of the care provider making multiple unauthorized cash withdrawals from the victim’s account using her ATM card at an ATM machine. The thefts occurred in October and November, 2019.

The suspect was arrested on January 10, 2020 at his home in Central Point.

The suspect is Tyson Chad Lee Sledge, DOB 04-23-88 of the 400 block of N. 1st St. Central Point, OR.

Sledge was lodged at Jackson County Jail and has been indicted by the Jackson County Grand Jury on four counts of Criminal Mistreatment First Degree, four counts of Identity Theft and one Count of Theft First Degree.

The suspect was employed by Interim Health Care. The company fully assisted in the investigation of this matter. They also notified all of their clients that the suspect worked for. It is believed Sledge may have had other clients he contracted with privately on his own. If you are concerned that you or someone you know may have been the victim of similar crimes involving this suspect, please contact Deputy Duke, Jackson County S.O. at 541-973-4126.

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