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Felony arrests

Theft '

Clara Jean McCarthy, 56, of Wilsonville. A Medford police officer Tuesday arrested McCarthy on two counts of first-degree theft. She was lodged in the Jackson County Jail and later released because of overcrowding.

Drugs '

James Ricky Watson, 57, no known address. A Jackson County sheriff's deputy Tuesday arrested Watson on a charge of possession of amphetamines. He was lodged in jail, where he was being held late Tuesday on &

36;5,000 bail.

Drugs '

Benjamin Alan Dunagan, 20, of the 100 block of North Third Street, Central Point. A Central Point police officer Tuesday arrested Dunagan on charges of possession of amphetamines and a probation violation. He was lodged in jail without bail.

Drugs '

Tosh Eagle Erin Ledesma-Boyd, 21, of the 500 block of Fordyce Street, Ashland. An Ashland police officer Tuesday arrested Ledesma-Boyd on charges of possession of amphetamines and a probation violation. He was lodged in jail without bail.

Drugs '

Ataji Anthony Duca Dominguez, 32, no known address. A Medford police officer Tuesday arrested Dominguez on charges of possession of amphetamines and a probation violation. He was lodged in jail without bail.

Vehicle theft '

Roy Gene Bennett, 42, of the 2600 block of Connell Avenue, Medford. A Medford police officer Tuesday arrested Bennett on charges of unlawful use of a vehicle and failure to appear in court. He was lodged in jail and later released because of overcrowding.

Criminal mischief '

Lynn R. Carstens, 41, of Coos Bay. A Central Point police officer late Monday arrested Carstens on three counts of reckless endangering, first-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. He was lodged in jail, where he remained late Tuesday on &

36;20,000 bail.

Miscellaneous

Body discovered '

A passerby on Tuesday found the body of a woman lying along the Bear Creek Greenway near Ashland,

officials said. The woman, whose age was not known, apparently committed suicide, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters said. Deputies were called to a section of the Greenway near Eagle Mill Road at about 3:30 p.m., but Winters said it was not known how long the body had been there.

Jail releases '

A total of 140 inmates were released last week from the Jackson County Jail to meet its new court-ordered cap of 230 inmates. Of those, 59 were released before their scheduled court appearances, 24 were granted an early release from a sentence and 57 were released for miscellaneous reasons.