Early Morning Stand-Off Ends in Arrest of Attempted Murder Suspect

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Early Morning Stand-Off Ends in Arrest of Attempted Murder Suspect

On June 21, 2018, at approximately 4:15am, Medford Police officers responded to the 1900 Block of Hutchins Circle for an assault report.

Upon arrival officers contacted the, 36 year old, female victim at a neighboring residence. She reported that she woke up to her ex-boyfriend, who she has a three year old child with, standing over her as she lay in bed. The suspect, identified as 37 year old Ryan Conner began to physically assault her. The victim was able to fend off the attack and flee to a neighbor’s home pleading for help. She was later transported to a local hospital by Mercy Ambulance with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Officers responded to the victim’s home and found evidence of a struggle inside, however, Conner was not located.  

Officers located Conner’s current address in the 1700 Block of Crater Lake Avenue and believed he was inside his apartment with their three year old child.  Officers surrounded the complex and attempted, for over an hour, to make contact with him.

Medford Police Detectives along with members of the SWAT team and Hostage Negotiators responded to the apartment complex. Additional attempts to contact Conner, led to him surrendering without incident at 7:20am.  

The investigation revealed Conner had walked to the victim’s residence and entered with a key. Once inside the home, Conner strangled the victim, hit her repeatedly with a rubber mallet and used an electrical stun device in an attempt to subdue her. Following the attack, Conner fled the victim’s residence on foot, returning to his apartment, where he had left his child sleeping. Conner planned this attack and told investigators he had also formulated several plans to dispose of the victim’s body.  

The child was uninjured and reunited with family members.

Conner was cooperative with investigators and following the interview he was lodged at the Jackson County Jail.

Suspect:

Conner, Ryan Daniel – 37 years old

1700 Block Crater Lake Ave

Charges:

Att. Murder

Assault 1 – Domestic

Assault 2 – Domestic

Att. Kidnap 1

Strangulation

Burglary 1

Child Neglect
 

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