Man accused of raping and robbing woman in Jackson County
A Grants Pass man faces a string of felony charges accusing him of sexually assaulting a woman, attacking her with a melee weapon, robbing her and threatening her family.
John Jake Cabeza, 27, of the 200 block of Savage Creek Road, is currently being held in the Jackson County Jail facing felony charges that include first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, second-degree assault and second-degree robbery surrounding an alleged attack and sexual assault on a single female victim, according to documents filed Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court.
Details filed by Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies were sealed in court records, but prosecutors allege Cabeza struck the victim with a dangerous weapon similar to a club known as a “slapjack” or a “blackjack” on Wednesday, the same date as the alleged sexual assaults, court documents filed by the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office show.
The court documents do not say what object was at the center of the robbery charge.
Cabeza, listed in Jackson County Jail records as John Jake Rabe Cabeza II, additionally faces a felony count of unlawful use of a weapon alleging he possessed “with intent to use” a hammer against the woman, according to prosecutors, and a felony witness tampering charge accusing him of threatening the victim’s family members “with physical harm.”
He’s also charged with misdemeanor counts of unlawfully disseminating an intimate image, strangulation and felon in possession of a restricted weapon surrounding the blackjack. Court documents say Cabeza has a 2010 drug conviction out of Coer D’Alene, Idaho.
Cabeza made his initial court appearance Friday on the 16 criminal charges out of Jackson County. Jackson County Circuit Judge Tim Barnack ordered Cabeza not be released early without paying 10 percent of bail set at $1 million.