Fourth home invasion suspect arrested
A fourth suspect in a Jackson County home invasion robbery that occurred in late March was arrested Wednesday night and lodged in the Jackson County Jail.
The U.S. Marshals Service Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force arrested 22-year-old Matthew Palomino in Medford. Palomino is one of four people suspected in the robbery, which took place at a former marijuana grow in the 3200 block of Dodge Road, east of Sams Valley. Details about his arrest were not immediately available.
He was jailed on charges of first- and second-degree robbery, aggravated first-degree theft, first-degree burglary, unlawful use of a weapon, and third-degree assault. His bail was set at $255,000, according to jail records.
Earlier this week, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office released a press release saying they were looking for Palomino.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call about the home invasion at 2:12 a.m. March 23, but could not find suspects in the area. The robbers had reportedly stolen property from the home and fled in a vehicle, according to an original Jackson County Sheriff’s Office press release. The suspects were reportedly wearing “dark clothing and tactical gear,” the release said. Details, including what was taken and whether anyone was injured, were not provided by police.
Detectives were later able to identify four suspects: two juvenile males — ages 16 and 17 — Palomino, and 22-year-old Christian Ray Miller.
Police later arrested Miller and the two juveniles. The 16-year-old was referred to the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of first- and second-degree robbery, aggravated first-degree theft, unlawful use of pepper spray and third-degree assault.
The 17-year-old is being held at the Juvenile Detention Center on second-degree robbery and aggravated first-degree theft charges.
Miller is held on three counts of first-degree robbery, and additional charges of second-degree robbery, aggravated first-degree theft, second-degree assault, criminal conspiracy, first-degree theft, and failure to register as a sex offender. His bail is set at $210,000, jail records show.