Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety

In July of 2019, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety responded to two separate drive-by shootings. The first incident was on July 21st at Parkway Christian Center, 229 NE Beacon Dr, and the second was on July 24th at Johnston Dental Care, 1825 NW Hawthorne Ave. At the time of the reports, there was very little information and no suspect leads.

After extensive investigation and working around the clock, detectives identified the suspect as 26 year old Joshua Ashley. With the combined efforts of officers, detectives, administrators, SWAT and CNT, Ashley was arrested on July 26, 2019. 

Ashley has remained in custody on numerous felony charges until his trial commenced this week. Today, Ashley was convicted by a jury of his peers on the following charges:
  • Attempted Murder with a Firearm
  • Unlawful Use of Weapon with a Firearm (2 counts)
  • Attempted Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm
We hope this conviction helps bring closure to the victims and all those affected by these incidents.