Suspect Arrested after Stabbing

Medford Police
On May 5th, 2020 at about 9:12 p.m., officers and medical personnel were dispatched to the Minute Market, 2521 Table Rock Road, for a report of a stabbing. Central Point Police and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office also responded to assist.

Two Medford Police Officers were first to arrive on scene, and began treating the 57 year old male victim for numerous stab wounds to the torso. The victim was ultimately transported to Asante Regional Medical Center.

The victim indicated he was and employee and was taking a smoke break behind the market when he was approached by an unknown suspect who began stabbing him for no apparent reason.

Numerous officers surrounded the area and began a search with a Sheriff’s Office K9. While the search was underway, a subject was seen in a field behind Howard School. A Medford Police officer attempted to contact him, but he fled on foot. The officer was ultimately able to chase him down and get him into custody.

The subject was determined to be the stabbing suspect, and identified as Eli Keylor, 20 years old. There is no known connection between the victim and the suspect and the motive is unknown at this time.

At time of this press release, the victim’s injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

The suspect was lodged on the following charges:
Assault 1st Degree
Assault 2nd Degree
Bail $200,000

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