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Felony arrests

Theft '

Michael Lee Acton, 45, of Portland. A Jackson County sheriff's deputy Tuesday arrested Acton on warrants charging him with five counts of aggravated first-degree theft and 16 counts of first-degree theft. He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail, where he remained Tuesday night on &

36;40,000 bail. Police suspect Acton embezzled more than &

36;100,000 from his former employer, N'Lightning Software Development Inc. in Medford.

Burglary, theft '

David Lester Nelson, 18, of the 1700 block of Archer Drive, Medford. Nelson appeared Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court on charges of first-degree burglary and first-degree theft. He was booked into jail then released on his own recognizance.

Theft '

Lorana May Toman, 50, of the 700 block of Western Avenue, Medford. A Medford police officer Tuesday arrested Toman on a charge of first-degree theft. She was lodged in jail then released after posting bail.


' Rick Gene Markel, 46, of the 2300 block of Jacksonville Highway, Medford. A Medford police officer Tuesday arrested Markel on a charge of possession of cocaine and a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court. He was lodged in jail, where he remained Tuesday night on &

36;19,000 bail.