Bail set at $1 million for suspects in carnival shooting
Two Medford men accused in the shooting of a male juvenile April 23 outside of Rogue Valley Mall were assigned bail of $1 million during arraignment hearings Friday afternoon in Jackson County Circuit Court.
Braulio Salvador Chavarin-Regalado and Isael Tellez-Cortez are charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and riot. They appeared electronically and separately in front of Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Paul Moser.
A juvenile was struck with multiple gunshots that evening. Police said Thursday the victim was in good condition.
The defendants were arrested Thursday and are being held in the Jackson County Jail. Their bail was initially set at $207,500 until the amount was increased in court.
They are accused of being among participants in a gang-related fight involving numerous people — mostly juveniles — that turned life-threatening with the use of firearms. The crime occurred as a carnival was operating in the mall parking lot, which resulted in what police have described as a “very chaotic” scene.
Riot is when someone participates with five or more others to engage in “tumultuous and violent conduct and thereby intentionally or recklessly creates a grave risk of causing public alarm” and is a Class C felony, according to Oregon Revised Statutes, 166.015.
Each suspect also faces a misdemeanor charge: Chavarin-Regalado, 20, has a menacing charge for pointing a firearm at someone, while Tellez-Cortes, 18, has a reckless endangerment charge for shooting a firearm in another person’s direction, according to case information filed by the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.
Among bail release conditions for Chavarin-Regalado and Tellez-Cortes was that they not have contact with each other or alleged victims, and must stay away from gang members and not display gang colors.
Other special conditions include being subject to GPS monitoring, no possession of firearms — real or simulated — ammunition, other weapons or dangerous animals.
The next scheduled court date for the suspects is May 13.
Because so many people were involved in the fight, the investigation continues, police said. Anyone with information about the case was asked to call detectives at 541-774-2230.
Reach reporter Terri Harber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-776-4468.