Devon James Wright

Police seek man who allegedly menaced woman with a gun

Jackson County sheriff's deputies are on the hunt for a man who allegedly broke into a White City home and menaced a woman with a gun earlier this week.

Devon James Wright, 23, reportedly broke into a residence in the 2600 block of Falcon Street Wednesday afternoon and told a woman living there he had come to "collect a debt from a man," according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

The woman reportedly pushed the firearm away when Wright pointed it at her, and he fled in a small, dark-colored SUV similar to a Honda CRV, the release said.

Deputies served a search warrant at Wright's home in the 8000 block of Hale Way on Friday but were unable to locate him. They found a stolen Chevrolet pickup in the garage. The vehicle's owner has been notified, the release said.

Police say Wright has claimed affiliation with white supremacist groups and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Wright was released from prison in 2017 after completing a sentence for crimes associated with a 2014 drive-by shooting in White City, the release said. Wright also was convicted of second-degree assault in a separate case in which he fractured a man's skull with a pipe. He has a felony warrant out for his arrest on a parole violation, the sheriff's release said.

Wright is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. He has hazel eyes and blond hair cut short or shaved. He has several visible tattoos on his face, head and arms. He is known to frequent the White City area, and often travels on foot, bicycle "and in stolen vehicles," the release said.

Anyone with information about Wright's whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's office at 541-776-7206.

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