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Man charged with murder in Central Point shooting

A man has been arrested on homicide charges in the shooting death of his roommate outside Central Point city limits last week.

David Vaughn Bullard, 49, was arrested Wednesday evening on a charge of murder in the shooting that killed 38-year-old Nicholas Patrick Kubasiak, according to Jackson County Sheriff's Office public information officer Mike Moran.

Bullard and Kubasiak each rented a room at the home where the Nov. 21 shooting occurred in the 6600 block of Ponderosa Street, according to Moran. Further details have not yet been released into the circumstances behind the shooting.

Detectives with the multi-agency Major Assault and Death Investigation Unit arrested Bullard at 5:17 p.m. Wednesday following days of investigation.

"There was a lot of work to be done," Moran said.

The charges were forwarded to the Jackson County District Attorney's office Wednesday, and Bullard is expected to make his initial appearance in Jackson County Circuit Court Friday afternoon.

Oregon court records show no prior criminal history for Bullard.

Court records show Kubasiak, however, had one felony drug conviction and numerous misdemeanor arrests between 2006 and 2019. Kubasiak pleaded guilty in 2016 to possessing heroin and no-contest to a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief after he reportedly tore a computer out of its display at the South Medford Walmart, causing hundreds of dollars in damage. Kubasiak's most recent misdemeanor conviction was in the fall of 2018, after he admitted he pulled a switchblade knife on a woman outside a Phoenix grocery store the previous August.

Reach reporter Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or nmorgan@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @MTCrimeBeat.

David Vaughn Bullard was arrested on a murder charge in the shooting death of Nicholas Patrick Kubasiak. JCSO photo.