Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies responded to a road rage incident at the intersection of Crater Lake Avenue and Vilas Road last night just before 8p on 2/22/22. The aggressor rammed the victim’s truck at high speed and the two drivers engaged in a physical altercation. As JCSO deputies arrived, the suspect pulled out a concealed 9mm pistol and a struggle over the firearm ensued between the two involved parties. The victim ran off as law approached and the suspect held the firearm to his own head and began retreating back to his disabled vehicle. JCSO deputies gave commands and the suspect ultimately surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident.
Authorities say the successful resolution of this high-stress and dangerous situation was made possible by the calm, clear commands given by JCSO Deputy Grissom and others on scene.
The suspect, Trevor William Lawrence Barrow, 34, of Trail, provided a breath sample above the legal limit and was lodged in the Jackson County Jail. He has been charged with DUII, reckless driving, reckless endangering, second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing, unlawful use of a weapon, both felony and misdemeanor attempted elude, third-degree assault, felony hit and run, unlawful possession of a firearm, and second-degree criminal mischief. His bail is set at $72,500.
Medford and Central Point Police departments responded to assist. Investigations are ongoing and further information will come from the Jackson County District Attorney’s office.
Courtesy of JCSO