Police seek three more in New Year's violence

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is searching for three young men who were at a gang-related New Year's Eve party that erupted in violence in White City early Jan. 1.

Jorge Pacheco, 20, Jose Santos Perez, 18, and a 16-year-old whose brother is already in jail on charges linked to the fight are believed to be in Tulare County, Calif., sheriff's Detective Sgt. Colin Fagan said.

The group has family in the White City area and friends in California's Central Valley, Fagan said. They travel back and forth to avoid authorities.

The party in the 3200 block of Antelope Road erupted in violence after two carloads of young men drove up and began assaulting partygoers with broken bottles and other objects. A 23-year-old Hispanic man was stabbed and driven to Providence Medford Medical Center by friends.

Investigators haven't arrested anyone in the stabbing, but have arrested eight people ranging in age from 14 to 22 on charges of riot and second-degree disorderly conduct stemming from the incident. Two are teenage girls and the rest are men and boys.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call investigators at 774-8300.

— Anita Burke

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