Third suspect arraigned in pharmacy drug heist

The last of three suspects who were interrupted during a May burglary of a Gold Hill pharmacy and fled with more than $10,000 worth of oxycodone and other prescription pills was arraigned Monday on theft, drug and other charges.

Shehan Michale Boehme, 25, of Medford, appeared Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court following his arrest Saturday following a stakeout at a Table Rock Road address, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.

Boehme was arraigned on charges of second-degree burglary, aggravated first-degree theft, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, first-degree criminal mischief and illegal possession of oxycodone.

Boehme entered not guilty pleas to the charges and Jackson County Circuit Judge Benjamin Bloom set his bail at $60,000. Boehme, who has a criminal history that includes convictions for burglary, theft and identity theft, remained in the Jackson County Jail late Monday.

Boehme joins alleged accomplices Adam G. Beacham, 26, of Medford, and 26-year-old Christopher Lee Grigsby in jail on similar charges stemming from the case, sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Carlson said Monday.

Early on May 17, the suspects used a brick to break in through a back door of the Gold Hill Pharmacy, 808 N. Second Ave., tripping a security alarm, according to police.

When deputies arrived, they spotted three men running from the building and after a short foot pursuit deputies arrested Beacham with about a dozen bottles of oxycodone in his pockets, deputies said.

Two men fled, leaving behind a stolen pickup that included a cash register from the pharmacy, police said.

About three-fourths of the stolen pills were recovered, according to pharmacy staff.

Grigsby was jailed on his charges May 27.

Boehme was arraigned Monday on burglary, drug and other charges and remained lodged Monday in jail on $100,000 bail.

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