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Cave Junction shooting suspect captured

After three days on the loose, police have captured a Grants Pass man believed to be armed, dangerous and tied to a Cave Junction shooting.

Josephine County Sheriff's deputies arrested Joseph Carl Sallman, 30, on a charge of attempted murder charge late this morning at a Selma convenience store, according to a release issued by Oregon State Police.

Sallman, of the 300 block of NE D Street, was arrested at about 10:40 a.m. at Speedy Mart at 18398 Redwood Highway, according to Josephine County Jail records. He is being held on $50,000 bail.

Sallman has previously been named as a person of interest in a Saturday afternoon shooting that occurred in Cave Junction, according to the release, and OSP had warned that Sallman was armed with an AK-47 semiautomatic rifle and a tactical vest.

Details as to what occurred during the shooting Saturday or where in Cave Junction the shooting happened will be released once interviews with Sallman are complete, according to Oregon State Police.

Josephine County court records show Sallman has had prior criminal history involving weapons including a 2007 misdemeanor conviction for carrying a concealed weapon and a January 2014 domestic violence case that was later dismissed, in which Sallman allegedly pointed a handgun at his girlfriend’s brother while in the presence of a 15-month-year old child.

Joseph Carl Sallman