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  • Assault — Gerald Lee Ellis, 53, of the 500 block of South Oakdale Avenue, Medford. Phoenix police Thursday arrested Ellis on charges of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct and a parole violation. He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on $25,000 bail.
  • Theft — Martin Kirk Barnes, 34, of the 1200 block of North Valley View Road, Ashland. Barnes appeared Thursday in Jackson County Circuit Court on an indictment charging him with two counts of first-degree theft and first-degree criminal mischief. He was booked into jail and released.
  • Theft, vehicle theft — Gregory Edward Melicke, 44, of the 3200 block of Antelope Road, White City. Melicke appeared Thursday in Circuit Court on an indictment charging him with first-degree theft and unlawful use of a motor vehicle. He was booked into jail and released.
  • Forgery, identity theft — Jordan Cherie Strickland, 26, of the 3700 block of Mallard Lane, Medford. Ashland police Thursday arrested Strickland on charges of first-degree forgery, identity theft and failure to appear in court. He was lodged in jail on $14,000 bail.

To see an online map showing where crimes have been reported in Jackson County, visit www.mailtribune.com/crimefinder.

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