ASHLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE
Re: APD Case 15-446
On 02/20/15 at about midnight, Officers responded to the Clay Street Overpass for a report of an assault that just occurred to an adult transient female. When Officers arrived, they learned two transient males hit and kicked the female several times. One of the males hit the female on the top of the head with a beer bottle. The female was taken to Ashland Community Hospital and decided to leave after a brief stay.
Patrol Officers requested assistance from the detective division and together investigated the incident. Over the course of the investigation, Officers developed two suspects: Marcus Dwayne Harper (23) and Kenneth Dale Warhurst (26).
On 02/21/15 at about noon, an off-duty Ashland Police Officer noticed Marcus Dwayne Harper in Grants Pass and immediately alerted the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety. Harper was taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Jackson County Jail on one count of Assault 3. Kenneth Dale Warhurst is still outstanding and believed to have fled the area.
If anyone has information regarding the above incident, please contact the Ashland Police
Please contact Deputy Chief Warren Hensman or Detective Sergeant Art LeCours.