Nationwide warrant issued in shooting
A nationwide warrant has been issued for a Madras man, Troy Joseph Minson Jr., 31, who is wanted in connection with shooting and injuring a 28-year-old Madras woman.
Madras police were called to the emergency room at St. Charles Madras around 3:30 a.m. Oct. 1, after receiving a report that a woman had arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound. After an initial report of a lockdown at the hospital, two minutes later, police reported that there was no threat.
The victim, who suffered a gunshot to the right side of her chest, told investigators that she had been hanging out with some people she had just met at Circle K, and also arguing with Minson on the phone, and agreed to meet him behind Abby's Pizza.
The woman said that Minson walked up to her and shot her, and she got a ride to the hospital with an unknown driver.
"As the investigation has unfolded, additional information has been obtained and it has been determined that this incident occurred as a result of domestic violence," Sgt. Steve Webb, of the Madras Police Department, reported.
The gunshot entered the left side of the victim's right breast, exited on the right side of her torso, near her armpit, and apparently went through her right arm, which had a bullet hole and an exit wound.
The nurse told Detective Brent Schulke, of the Madras Police Department, that a small caliber bullet fell out of the victim's clothing when they undressed her to examine her injuries. The victim was released from the hospital last week.
Later that morning, police secured a nationwide arrest warrant for Minson, who is described as 5-foot-7, weighing 170 pounds, with black hair and hazel eyes, with a tatoo on the right side of his face.
At 8 a.m., the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team served a warrant on a residence with which Minson had been associated, located on Southeast Kierra Place, in Strawberry Heights.
CERT ordered the people in the duplex to come out. Minson was not at that location, but two others were taken into custody. Trever Rene Billingsley, 28, of Madras, was taken into custody on a federal warrant.
Gregory Alexander Minson, 30, of Madras, a convicted felon, came out of the residence and was found to be in possession of a firearm. He was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Both were lodged in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.
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