Potential witness to Prospect shooting arrested

It does seem like there's been a lot of shootings in Southern Oregon this year. I've read several stories about the one in Prospect where the property owner wounded a man he was feuding with earlier this summer.

Have the police found the girlfriend witness who fled the scene in that case, and has it gone to court yet?

— Kris K., Medford

After about three months on the run, the Jackson County Sheriff's Deptartment has located and arrested Mindy Lavon Bowen, 32, who is believed to have witnessed the shooting of her boyfriend during an altercation in late July.

Jackson County sheriff's detectives believe Bowen has useful information about the case, which left her boyfriend, Christopher Larson, hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

Larson was injured on July 29 during an altercation with 53-year-old John Davidson. Davidson claims the shooting was in self-defense.

Sheriff's investigators suspect Bowen has knowledge of the incident but did not wish to speak to law enforcement because she had several felony warrants for her arrest at the time of the shooting.

However, she was arrested Sept. 11 on six counts of identity theft and two counts of failure to appear in court. She remains lodged in the Jackson County Jail without bail.

A Jackson County grand jury will determine if Davidson was, in fact, acting in self-defense when he allegedly shot Larson.

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