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Career criminal sought for vehicle theft, felony warrant

Medford police are hunting for a man with a quarter-century of crime on his record across Oregon, including drug offenses and other crimes.

Medford police have out a statewide felony warrant for felon , 43, for the charge of vehicle theft in February. The vehicle was recovered but Bennett fled the area. He was indicted on the charge on April 11. There is an additional statewide felony warrant held by the Jackson County sheriff's office for failure to appear on a drug possession charge.

Bennett's criminal history in Oregon dates back to 1980 with arrests and convictions for first-degree theft, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine, Darvocet and cocaine), driving under the influence of intoxicants, criminal driving while suspended or revoked, second-degree escape, and multiple charges of parole violations. He has been imprisoned in Oregon twice, once in May 1994 and again in September 2000. He was released in 2001.

Bennett is described as a white male adult, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Bennett has a tattoo of a cross on his left hand, an unknown tattoo on his upper right arm, a scar on his head from ear to ear, carpal tunnel scars on both left and right hand and multiple scars on his abdomen from knife/gunshot wounds.

He may be using the alias of Butch Bennett, Eugene Roy Bennett, Ray Gene Bennett or Butch Cunningham. The picture shown here, taken on March 23, is the most recent image available

If you see Bennett, or have information of his whereabouts, please call Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon at 800-3-DETECT (800-333-8328) and refer to case No. MT-141.

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward up to &

36;1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this cases or any unsolved criminal activity. Callers can remain anonymous. The reward is sponsored by Sonitrol of Southern Oregon.

Roy Gene Bennett