Two Grants Pass Men Arrested in Connection with Armed Robbery

On August 11, 2022, at 12:04 AM, Grants Pass Police were called to the scene of an armed robbery at O’aces, located at 772 Rogue River Hwy. It was determined a suspect armed with a pistol and an accomplice lookout entered the business, demanded money at gunpoint, and fled the scene with cash. There were no injuries.

Grants Pass Police Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation with assistance from the public as well as assisting law enforcement partners. The suspects of the robbery were identified as Kevin Lee Jones, 34, and Michael Ray Spliethof Jr., 31, both of Grants Pass.

On August 18, 2022, Grants Pass Police Detectives located and arrested Jones while driving in the City of Rogue River. Shortly after the arrest, Grants Pass Police SWAT and Detectives served a search warrant at the home of Jones and Spliethof on SE Tobin Court in Grants Pass causing the need to divert traffic on East Park Street. Spliethof was found at the residence and arrested.

Spliefhof and Jones were lodged at the Josephine County Jail and charged with First Degree Robbery, First Degree Theft, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. 

It is suspected these subjects may have committed other robberies in Josephine and Jackson Counties. If anyone has additional information related to this robbery or others the suspects may have been involved with, they are asked to contact their local law enforcement agency or the Grants Pass Police Department.

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