Case of the mystery shooting victim leads to two arrests

Two men have been charged with assault in the Wednesday shooting of a Merlin-area man.

The victim was shot in the pelvic area after the two suspects approached him about leaving his home, according to a Josephine County Sheriff's Office affidavit.

One of the suspects, Wayne C. Glasby, 52, is the roommate of the victim, Rodney D. Jones, 29. Glasby and Jones live at 5600 Azalea Drive.

On Monday, Glasby and accused shooter Robert E. Garner, 56, of 212 Tavis Drive, Merlin, were arraigned in Josephine County Circuit Court. They were arrested Friday.

Garner told an investigator he didn't mean to shoot Jones. The weapon was a .22-caliber rifle.

Garner and Glasby went to confront Jones "in an attempt to settle a civil dispute over residency," according to the affidavit.

Glasby and Jones "had a falling out," said Detective Sgt. Ken Selig of the Josephine County Sheriff's Office. "Glasby enlisted the aid of Garner in an attempt to force Jones from the mutually shared residence."

The confrontation became physical, resulting in an unarmed Jones being shot by Garner, Selig said in a news release.

Both Garner and Glasby face charges of second-degree assault. Glasby also is charged with manufacture of marijuana. A recently harvested marijuana crop was found at the home.

Glasby also is charged with possession of methamphetamine, while both he and Garner are charged with delivery of marijuana.

After he was shot, Jones went to Romar's Hideaway, 915 Galice Road, at about 1 p.m. Wednesday and shouted for help. He refused then to say how he had been shot.

Selig said Jones was seriously hurt, but today Jones was no longer at Three Rivers Community Hospital.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Detective Ray Webb at 541-474-5153 or a confidential tip line, at 541-474-5160.

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