A dispute over a bicycle led to a stabbing that landed one man in jail on felony assault charges and another man in the hospital, police said.
Medford police were called to Providence Medical Center on Friday afternoon to speak to Ladarrius Anderson, 23, who was admitted there with multiple stab wounds to his arms and upper leg. He underwent surgery and survived the attack, police said.
Investigators learned that Anderson had gotten into a fight with Lawrence Anthony Jackson, 45, over the ownership of a bicycle.
During the struggle, Jackson allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed Anderson several times.
On Saturday, officers found Jackson walking in the area of West Fifth and Ivy streets. As the officers approached, Jackson took off running and was soon captured, but not after officers used a Taser to subdue him, police said.
Jackson was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on charges of second-degree assault and attempted first-degree assault. He was lodged on $2 million bail.
If convicted of second-degree assault, Jackson faces a mandatory minimum 5 years, 10 months prison sentence, under Oregon law.
— Chris Conrad