Man jailed after armed standoff
The man at the center of a standoff that closed a Medford thoroughfare for several hours Friday has been jailed on a felony weapons charge.
Timothy James Hunt, 65, is accused of firing a rifle in his yard on Nome Court near Delta Waters Road early Friday afternoon, then barricading himself in his home, according to Medford police Sgt. Jason Antley.
The standoff lasted almost exactly four hours, Antley said. It was first reported at 12:48 p.m. as a “large rifle shooting into the ground.” By 1 p.m., Medford police had blocked off sections of Delta Waters while a Special Weapons and Tactics team surrounded the home.
Hunt surrendered at 4:47 p.m., exiting his front door, and was taken into custody without further incident, Antley said.
As of Saturday afternoon, Hunt remained lodged in the Jackson County Jail on Medford police charges including a felony count of unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor counts of menacing, recklessly endangering another person and second-degree disorderly conduct. Charges have not yet been filed in Jackson County Circuit Court in the case.
Jackson County Circuit Court records show no criminal history for Hunt.