Investigators release name of witness to fatal fight
The Jackson County Sheriff's Department has released the name of a third man suspected of being involved in a fight that left one man dead in the middle of South Pacific Highway Friday evening and another man in jail facing a murder charge.
Investigators hope that Adrian Benjamin Rodriguez, 31, of Medford, can provide details about the altercation that left Miguel Angel Delfin of Medford dead of a single gunshot reported about 6:35 p.m. Friday. Surveillance video from the 7-Eleven showed Rodriguez entering the convenience store with suspected gunman Bradley Robert Quillen, 26, of Phoenix, police said.
Callers told emergency dispatchers that a fight had broken out in the store among three men just prior to the single shot being fired. Delfin was left dead on the roadway, and two men ran from the scene, preliminary reports indicated.
Quillen was arrested on murder and weapons charges at his home in a trailer park across South Pacific Highway. His 18-year-old wife, Gladis Diarte, also was arrested and arraigned Monday on charges of interfering with a police officer and harassment.
Rodriguez is thought to have left the Rogue Valley and is known to spend time in Redding, Calif., the sheriff's department reported. Jackson County Circuit Court records show he pleaded guilty to strangulation, possession of methamphetamine, resisting arrest, driving under the influence and reckless driving in four separate cases in 2015. He is currently on probation, records show.
Investigators ask anyone with information about Rodriguez’s whereabouts to call 541-776-7206.