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Felony arrests

  • Kidnapping, hit-and-run, coercion, strangulation — Andrew Joseph Ditty, 22, of the 1900 block of Northwest Candler Avenue, Grants Pass. An Oregon State Police trooper Thursday arrested Ditty on charges of injury hit-and-run, two counts of first-degree kidnapping, second-degree kidnapping, coercion, two counts of strangulation, fourth-degree assault and harassment. He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail, where he remained late Thursday on $450,000 bail.
  • Warrant — Raul Estrada, 23, of Grants Pass. An OSP trooper Thursday arrested Estrada on a fugitive warrant out of California charging him with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and suspicion of being in the country illegally. He was lodged in jail without bail.
  • Sex abuse — John Patrick Smylie, 21, no known address. Medford police Thursday arrested Smylie on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. He was lodged in jail, where he remained late Thursday on $2 million bail.
  • Assault — Jesus Benites Ledesma, 20, of the 3300 block of Avenue C, White City. A Jackson County sheriff's deputy Thursday arrested Ledesma on a charge of fourth-degree felony assault. He was lodged in jail and released after posting bail.

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