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Two arrested in White City shooting that injured suspect

Two men have been arrested in connection with a Tuesday night home invasion robbery in White City that left a suspect injured with a gunshot wound.

Daniel Richard Slocum, 20, of the 600 block of Benson Street in Medford, and Jarod Phillip Haines, 19, of the 400 block of East Dutton Road in Eagle Point, are in the Jackson County Jail, each held on $220,000 bail on charges of first- and second-degree robbery and first-degree burglary, according to court records.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested both men at their homes Thursday afternoon, according to an agency press release. The men are suspected of being part of a trio that planned to break into a Division Road apartment Tuesday night. Slocum, Haines, and 30-year-old James Steven Bennett allegedly drove to the home in a vehicle and parked nearby, the release said.

The three men then attempted to break into the home, police said. One of the men allegedly struck the resident in the face with a crowbar. The resident shot Bennett in the abdomen with a handgun, police said.

Haines and Slocum fled from the apartment in the vehicle and left Bennett behind, police said. Bennett borrowed a phone from a neighbor to call 911 for medical attention at 8:19 p.m. Deputies found him less than a block away from the apartment complex. He remains hospitalized at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, but will be arrested once he is released, police have said.

Court records show Bennett has two pending felony drug cases, including charges of manufacturing, delivering and possessing methamphetamine and possessing heroin, and a separate case involving alleged methamphetamine possession.

Slocum has two additional open felony cases in Jackson County, including charges of mail theft and methamphetamine possession, according to court records. Haines has one open case that alleges delivery and possession of cocaine, and manufacture and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance.

Anyone with additional information about the case is asked to contact the sheriff’s office tip line at 541-774-8333.

Reach web editor Ryan Pfeil at rpfeil@rosebudmedia.com or at 541-776-4468.

Daniel Slocum
Jarod Phillip Haines