Police arrest shooting suspect
A 36-year-old Madras man, Juan Francisco Hernandez Medina, was arrested July 14, in connection with the shooting of two men Sunday morning.
Law enforcement officers from the Madras Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office were called to a residence in the area of Southeast 16th and C streets just after 9 a.m., following the report of a shooting.
Officers learned that two men had been shot multiple times, and the suspected shooter had fled the area. The two victims were identified in the court information as Joshua Roshone, and Marcos Antonio Vargas.
Both men were transported to St. Charles Bend, where they remained on Monday.
A rifle believed to have been used in the assault has been recovered.
"Because of the nature of the assault, the Central Oregon Major Crime Team was activated and responded to assist in the investigation," Detective Sgt. Steve Webb reported. "During the early stages of the investigation, a suspect, now known as Juan Francisco Medina, was identified and taken into custody on charges related to the assault."
Hernandez Medina was lodged in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility and made his initial appearance in the Jefferson County Circuit Court July 15, when he was charged with two counts of attempted aggravated murder, and two counts of first-degree assault, all Class A felonies, subject to mandatory minimum sentences of 10 years, and seven years and six months, respectively.
He was also charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, Class C felonies. Security was set at $500,000.
Webb noted that based on information obtained, there are no outstanding suspects in the case, "and it appears those involved were known to each other and all are known to live in or have ties to the Madras area."
Anyone with information related to the assault is encouraged to contact Webb at 541-475-2424.
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