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Stabbing Incident On Plaza Leads To Arrest


News Release from Ashland Police Dept.
Posted: June 23rd, 2022 1:02 PM

On June 22, 2022 at approximately 10:10 p.m. officers from the Ashland Police Department responded to the area of The Plaza in the heart of downtown Ashland, for a report of a fight involving a knife. APD was assisted in this response by officers from the Talent and Phoenix Police Departments, as well as deputies from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation revealed that one of the involved parties had been stabbed in the chest. Witnesses gave a description and direction of travel for the suspect, who was quickly located and detained by officers.

The victim was transported by Ashland Fire & Rescue to Rogue Regional Medical Center where he remains in stable condition.

Officers arrested Francisco Valenzuela, 41 years, a Grants Pass resident, for Assault 2nd Degree. Valenzuela was lodged at the Jackson County Jail where he remains on $100,000 bail. 

Detectives with the APD are continuing to investigate this case and anyone with additional info is asked to contact Detective Lindsey Rochon-Evertt at the Ashland Police Department.

Contact Info:
Chief Tighe O'Meara

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