Grants Pass woman held in jail on multiple charges

A Grants Pass woman was lodged in the Jackson County Jail after she allegedly entered a home Tuesday with a stun gun and hammer and threatened the occupants, including her 15-year-old son, Oregon State Police reported.

Jacquelyn Kelly Novack, 37, was being held on $20,000 bail on warrants related to drug, theft, unauthorized use of a vehicle and unlawful entry into a vehicle charges, in both Josephine and Jackson counties.

She has also been cited on menacing and trespass charges and is set to appear in court in Josephine County at a later date.

Police responded to a home in the 800 block of North Schoolhouse Creek Road in Grants Pass at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a woman trespassing.

When police arrived they found Novack, who had a hammer and a stun gun that she used to menace the people at the home.

Novack asked troopers to shoot her when she showed them the stun gun, but troopers used their own stun gun instead to subdue her before making an arrest.


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