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Felony arrests

  • Theft — David Eugene Brennan, 19, of the 2600 block of McGrew Circle, White City. Brennan appeared Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court on an indictment charging him with first-degree theft. He was booked into the Jackson County Jail and released on his own recognizance.
  • Drugs — Mitchell Shane York, 35, of Salem. York appeared Wednesday in Circuit Court on an indictment charging him with possession of methamphetamine. He was booked into jail and released on his own recognizance.
  • Drugs — Denise Kay Garrett, 38, no known address. Garrett appeared Wednesday in Circuit Court on an indictment charging her with possession of methamphetamine and fourth-degree assault. She was lodged in jail, where she remained late Wednesday on $13,000 bail.
  • Identity theft — Scott Raymond Elam, 18, no known address. Medford police Wednesday arrested Elam on charges of second-degree theft, three counts of second-degree forgery and three counts of identity theft. He was lodged in jail, where he remained late Wednesday on $85,000 bail.
  • Vehicle theft — Kevin Lee Corber, 30, no known address. Corber appeared Wednesday in Circuit Court on an indictment charging him with unlawful use of a motor vehicle. He was lodged in jail, where he remained late Wednesday on $10,000 bail.

Search and rescue

Two men spent the night in a pick-up truck after they became lost on snowy Wagner Creek Road early Wednesday.

The men, identified as Bryce Johnson, 20, of Phoenix and Logan Jones, 19, of Medford, were riding all-terrain vehicles up Wagner Creek Road on Tuesday and were expected back by 10:30 p.m. that night, Jackson County Sheriff's Department officials said in a news release.

When they failed to return home, friends set out to look for them, but were deterred by snowy conditions on the road. The reported the men missing at around 3 a.m.

At around 4 a.m. Jackson County search and rescue teams deployed with snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles. They found the men at 7 a.m. They were in good condition, having waited out the night in their pick-up, which had become stuck in the mud.

They were attempting to walk out of the area when rescue workers spotted them.