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Knife fight leaves one hurt, one in jail

A Saturday night fight at a downtown Medford night club left a Medford man with knife wounds on his arm and landed a Central Point man in jail.

Medford police were called to Visions, a nightclub at 1 W. Sixth St., Medford, in response to a fight at 11:40 p.m. Saturday, Medford police Lt. Tim Doney said.

Security guards said a fight broke out on the dance floor, then the people involved in the fist fight went outside and continued fighting, with one person using a knife. While officers were investigating, they determined that a 25-year-old man was being treated at Providence Medford Medical Center for cuts on his arm from the fight. Police interviewed him at the emergency room, where he was treated and released.

Investigators suspect that the clash started between women who exchanged insults at a convenience store on West Main Street earlier in the evening and escalated when the two groups found themselves at the same club, Doney said.

At the club, officers arrested Gustavo Thompson Jr., 22, of the 800 block of Columbine Way, Central Point, on a charge of second-degree assault. He remains at the Jackson County Jail today on $1 million bail.

Officers found the knife they suspect was used in the attack in the garbage bin behind 4 Daughters Irish Pub about a block away, Doney said. Investigators believe he gave the knife to a Shelly Marie Moss, 33, of the 400 block of Park Street, Medford, for her to throw away. She was cited and released on a charge of tampering with physical evidence.

— Anita Burke