SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER KNIFE / HAMMER ASSAULT AND ATTEMPTED ARSON (PHOTO)
News Release from Medford Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 23rd, 2020 5:10 PM
Downloadable file: Moore mugshot
On September 23, 2020, at about 5:54 a.m., fire and police personnel were dispatched for a small fire next to a residence in the 2200 block of Crater Lake Avenue. A passer-by saw a small fire on the side of the house and extinguished it with water, while also calling 911. Medford Fire Department responded and alerted the occupants of the house who did not know who started the fire, which was highly suspicious for arson. Officers and fire eventually cleared the scene.
At about 7:51 a.m., officers were dispatched back to the residence for an assault. Officers arrived and found the 61 year old victim had sustained injuries after being attacked by a 25 year old family member, Jeffrey Aaron Moore. The victim reported Moore attacked her with a knife and a hammer, which were consistent with her injuries.
The investigation revealed the victim confronted the suspect for starting the fire, which he admitted to. The suspect then armed himself with a knife and a hammer and attacked the victim.
The victim was transported to the hospital where she was treated and later released.
Officers initially believed the suspect was inside his bedroom, still armed and refusing to coming out. Officers later learned he had fled prior to arrival.
Officers eventually located the suspect walking on Cherry Lane, near N. Phoenix Road. He was taken into custody without incident and lodged in jail.
Moore, Jeffrey Aaron
25 years old
Attempted Arson 1
Bail: $ 210,000
Lt. Budreau 541-774-2212