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WHITE CITY, Ore. - On Sunday, November 4, 2018, Jackson County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Ricardo Batres-Escobar after a brief standoff at a mobile home park in White City. At approximately 4 p.m., deputies attempted to contact Batres-Escobar at a residence in the 2700-block of Falcon Street.
Batres-Escobar initially refused to exit the home. After approximately 45 minutes of negotiations, he came outside on his own. Deputies arrested him without further incident.
Deputies had been searching for Batres-Escobar since October 11 when he reportedly robbed a White City man while armed with a weapon described as a "cattle prod." Batres-Escobar was lodged in jail on charges related to the robbery and on a no-bail probation violation warrant.
Update, October 13, 2018:
White City, Ore - Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office are asking the public to be on the lookout for the suspect in connection with a robbery earlier this week.
Ricardo Escobar, born in 1993, is suspected of committing a burglary and robbery at the Thunderbird Estates on Falcon Street on October 11.
The public should avoid contact with Escobar as he has a violent past.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Ricardo Escobar is asked to contact the White City Community Action Team of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office at 541-776-7208
Original release, October 11, 2018:
White City, Ore – Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a robbery in White City. On October 11, 2018, at about 2:15 p.m., a robbery was reported at Thunderbird Estates on Falcon Street.
An undisclosed amount of money was taken after a man was threatened with a cattle prod. There were no injuries as a result of the incident.
The suspect has been identified, and is outstanding in this active investigation. There is no threat to the public at this time.
Further details will be released as soon as they are available.