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Police arrest man in west Medford drive-by

Medford police believe they have arrested the gunman in a Nov. 20 drive-by shooting in west Medford in which no one was injured.

The man they arrested, Hunter Talon Marlow, 21, was released recently from prison for a similar drive-by shooting in west Medford in 2014.

Police arrested Marlow Thursday on two counts each of attempted first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon, and five counts of reckless endangering stemming from the shooting in the 1100 block of Dakota Avenue, records show.

A police affidavit filed in Jackson County Circuit Court identified Marlow as "most likely" the passenger in the vehicle and the shooter of several 9mm pistol rounds that struck an occupied house and two vehicles as two men were walking into the residence.

No one was injured in the 7:35 p.m. shooting, and Marlow's alleged accomplice, Santiago Flores-Loveland, was taken into custody two days later, police said.

Marlow was arraigned Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court on the charges and returned to Jackson County Jail on $1 million bail. He was ordered back in court Friday, records show.

He had been in custody since Dec. 1, after being arrested in a drug investigation, police said in the affidavit.

On Nov. 8, 2014, Marlow stepped out of a vehicle on the 200 block of South Columbus Avenue and fired one shot at a man standing on his porch, a police affidavit from that case states. The bullet struck the house's molding, records state.

Marlow pleaded guilty to single counts of unlawful discharge of a weapon, reckless endangering and attempt to commit a Class A felony and was sentenced Jan. 9, 2015, to 30 months in prison, records show.

— Reach Mail Tribune reporter Mark Freeman at 541-776-4470 or mfreeman@mailtribune.com. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MTwriterFreeman.

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