Arrest Made in December 5th Shooting Case

Medford Police Dept.

On December 6 at about 4:15 PM the Medford Police Dept took 37-year-old Michael Jospeh Gregory Seems into custody in relation to the shooting that occurred yesterday at 2115 Roberts Road. Investigators had developed Seems as a suspect early in this case and had actively been looking for him since yesterday evening. Today at about 3:30 PM, a Medford Police detective spotted Seems as a passenger in a vehicle in Medford and followed the vehicle as it got onto Interstate 5, northbound. 

The detective coordinated responding units and police were able to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle in the city of Gold Hill. The vehicle briefly eluded the attempted traffic stop, but eventually stopped on Lampman Road adjacent to the Rogue River. Seems fled from the vehicle, down the embankment and into the river. He became trapped on the rocks, partially in the river, and remained uncooperative with police officers who were negotiating with him to exit the river.  Eventually officers were able to rescue Seems from the river and assist him up the bank, where he was taken into custody. All known witnesses and participants in this case have been identified and interviewed. The firearm believed to have been used in this case has been recovered.  Michael Seems will be lodged at the Jackson County jail on multiple charges, including Attempted Murder, and Assault in the First Degree. 

The Medford Police Dept would like to thank members of the Jackson County sheriffs department, Central Point Police Department, and Oregon state police that assisted in today’s capture. The victim in this case is recovering from his injuries. This shooting resulted from the victim confronting Seems and two others who were loitering near the back of his apartment. 

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