Medford Police Arrest Three Suspects in Royal Avenue Murder Case

On September 25th, 2021 at about 11:33 a.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 800 block of Royal Avenue for a possible assault, with the suspect being armed with a firearm. Officers located the residence and made contact with a suspect, later identified as Brycen Scofield, in the backyard of the residence. Scofield ran back inside the home, but eventually came out when officers called him on the phone. He was detained without further incident.

Officers searched the apartment and found a deceased male inside. The victim appeared to have suffered homicidal violence. The suspect(s) made efforts to conceal the victim and clean up the scene.

Dylan McLeod

Detectives assumed the investigation and determined three suspects were involved in the murder, after inviting the victim over earlier in the day, to rob him of personal property. Detectives believe the victim was murdered with blunt force objects. Firearms were recovered from the scene. An autopsy will be conducted in the near future. 

The victim was identified as Aaron Stitt, 24 years old, next of kin have been notified.

All three suspects were located and lodged on the same charges.


McLeod, Austin Michael 5-2-96

McLeod, Dylan Suede 10-6-98

Scofield, Brycen 3-2-01


 – Murder 2nd Degree

 – Robbery 1st Degree

 – Abuse of a Corpse 2nd Degree

 – Unlawful Use of a Weapon

 – Tampering with Evidence

No bail.

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