Assault Suspect Arrested After Stand-Off

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Assault Suspect Arrested After Stand-Off

On June 12th, 2019, Medford Police officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in an apartment at 700 Crater Lake Avenue. The suspect, Charles Mott, 35 years old, had fled the scene prior to officers arrival. The investigation indicated that Mott strangled, assaulted and menaced the female victim with a knife, threatening to killl her. As a result, officers had probable cause to arrest him on numerous charges. The victim sought medical treatment for her injuries on her own.
Over the next several days, officers were unable to locate Mott. On June 17th, 2019 at about 8:49 p.m., officers went back to the apartment where the assault took place. While there was no answer at the door, it was apparent the apartment was occupied. During the incident, officers spotted Mott briefly walk out onto the balcony before going back in. The apartment was surrounded and more resources, to include the SWAT team responded.
A short time later, the front door was opened and the female victim was pushed out,  then the door shut again. Communications with the suspect deteriorated and SWAT deployed gas into the apartment. At 1:01 a.m., the suspect exited the apartment and complied with officers. He was arrested without futher incident.
Mott was lodged in jail on the following charges:
  • Assault 4 - Domestic 
  • Strangulation
  • Menacing
  • Harassment
  • Interfering with Making a Report
Bail: $30,000

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