Suspects arraigned on slew of charges
A March crime spree that included a stabbing, burglary and two robberies has been attributed to four male suspects, including two teens who will be prosecuted as adults. One of the teens is charged in all four incidents.
Joseph Stinson, 20, Jacob Francis Grimm, 18, Kenneth King, 17, and 16-year-old Jacob Sather all pleaded not guilty to multiple felonies Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court.
Charged with first- and second-degree robbery, King and Sather will be tried as adults under Oregon's tough-on-crime law, Measure 11. If convicted, they would be subject to mandatory sentences ranging from five years and 10 months to seven years and six months in prison.
King, Grimm and Stinson were indicted in connection with the March 15 robbery of a Union 76 station at 460 S. Valley View Road. Their faces wrapped in Ace bandages, the robbers pointed a shotgun at the lone attendant and took cash from the register, said David Orr, deputy district attorney for Jackson County. Grimm, of the 500 block of Sixth Avenue, Gold Hill, is believed to have been the getaway driver, Orr added.
The previous day, King and Sather allegedly robbed a taxi driver in White City, Orr said. Sather lists a White City address in the 3900 block of Avenue H. King lists no local address.
— King also joined Stinson, an Igo, Calif., resident, in the March 16 burglary of an acquaintance's Eagle Point home, Orr said, alleging that they stole firearms. They face additional charges of first-degree burglary and six counts of first-degree theft.
In a separate case, King and Terry Wayne Kewley Jr., 17, of Medford were indicted in connection with last week's stabbing of Bryan Vosburgh at the White City skate park, Orr said.
After initially being taken to the county's juvenile detention center, King and Sather were lodged in the county's main jail in lieu of &
36;500,000 bail. However, they are separated from adult inmates according to the jail's standard policy. Stinson and Grimm also remained in the jail's custody Wednesday.
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