Eagle Point Police Arrest Barricaded Subject Citing Him with Several Charges

BARRICADED SUBJECT/RESTRAINING ORDER VIOLATION-ADDITIONAL CHARGES LISTED.

News Release from Eagle Point Police Dept.
November 6th, 2023

Arrestee:

Johnson, Jacob 26 years of age

Eagle Point Resident

Charges:

Restraining Order Violation

Probation Violation

Burglary in the First Degree

Trespass in the First Degree

Interfering with a Police Officer

Resisting Arrest

Details:

On 11-06-2023 at approximately 2:06pm, officers from the Eagle Point Police Department responded to the 400 block of Merlee Circle for a report of a male subject who was in a residence, armed with a knife, violating a restraining order.  When officers arrived on scene, they observed Jacob Johnson inside of the residence and he refused to answer the door.  Officers attempted to gain entry and Johnson blocked the door and barricaded inside.  At that point additional resources were requested from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers attempted to talk with Johnson and learned there was also a 16 year old juvenile in the house who was secured in the bathroom.  Officers continued to try to get Johnson to come out while also working to get the juvenile out of the house safely.  Eventually the juvenile did exit the residence without incident. Officers were eventually able to talk with Johnson via phone.  Johnson refused to come out of the residence and made threats to harm officers through the use of weapons and a dog.

More deputies and supervisors with the Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and assisted with ensuring the safety of nearby residents and securing the area around the house.  Deputies also attempted to negotiate with Johnson in order to safely resolve the situation. Johnson continued to refuse to comply after numerous attempts were made to get him to cooperate and exit.  Deputies attempted to enter the residence by unlocking the door, however the door was unable to be opened. It is unclear if Johnson was holding the lock or if he had damaged it.  Eventually deputies were forced to breach the door and enter.  Johnson was then taken into custody without incident.

Johnson was later transported and lodged at the Jackson County Jail on the listed charges.  Additional charges may be filed after the investigation is completed. The Eagle Point Police Department would like to thank the public for their patience while this incident was peacefully resolved. As well as the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office who supplied manpower, resources and tools needed to help resolve this without further escalation.  After Johnson was secured, he was also medically check by medics from Mercy Flights Ambulance service and Fire District 3.