A single shot capped off an argument in Trail, sending two men to the hospital and another to jail on assault and attempted-murder charges.
Seth Abram Gilbert, 35, was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on charges of attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, being a felon in possession of a weapon, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and trespassing, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department reported. Jail records show Gilbert remained in jail Tuesday evening, with bail set at more than $5 million.
Two men, Padyn Dineen, 24, and Thomas Dineen, 26, brothers from Shady Cove, were treated and released at Providence Medford Medical Center for injuries described as "non-life-threatening," a sheriff's department news release said.
The hospital reported the injuries to the victims to authorities at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, the news release said.
The initial investigation determined the shooting took place in the 1100 block of Highway 227 in Trail. Gilbert and the Dineen brothers got into an argument and Gilbert fired a single shot into the brothers' vehicle, investigators said. Carlson said investigators don't yet know what started the argument, and she didn't have details about the weapon that was fired.
The bullet struck the car, and fragments hit the two men inside.
"The bullet broke apart when it struck the car," sheriff's department spokeswoman Andrea Carlson said, adding Gilbert fled after allegedly pulling the trigger. "He was no longer on the scene when we arrived."
Deputies began searching for Gilbert and found him in the 800 block of Old Trail Creek Road just after 8 a.m. He was arrested and lodged in jail.