The suspect from Thursday’s rural Jacksonville homicide is in custody.
Today around 11:00 a.m., investigators learned the suspect, Michael Wayne Ray, was possibly hiding in the house where the original crime occurred.
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) SWAT and K9 Teams responded to the 14000 block of Upper Applegate Road.
After a brief standoff, the suspect was taken into custody without incident at 4:15 p.m. The investigation is ongoing.
Medford Alert will continue to monitor this incident and provide updates as they become available.
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