ROGUE RIVER — An 18-year-old Rogue River man is in jail after he allegedly picked up a gun during an argument and fired several shots inside a home.
His father, with whom he was arguing, and a couple and an 11-month-old child all fled a mobile home in the 600 block of West Evans Creek Road where Jacob N. Woodward was reportedly shooting, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.
Deputies were called to the home at about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday. The other residents had gotten out and said Woodward was firing inside the home. Officials said they don't think Woodward was trying to hit anyone with the shots he fired.
When deputies arrived, Woodward had left. He returned at about 10:20 p.m. and deputies again responded. Again, he took off when they arrived.
He returned, and deputies were called again at around 2:40 Wednesday morning, when they finally took him into custody without incident.
Deputies reported that he was intoxicated when he was arrested. Five firearms were seized.
He also had cuts from breaking windows with his hands, so those injuries were treated before he was lodged in the Jackson County Jail.
He remained in jail Wednesday night on charges of unlawful use of a weapon, menacing, recklessly endangering another person, second-degree criminal mischief and first-degree theft. Bail was set at $22,000.
The investigation continues. Rogue River Rural Fire Department and Oregon State Police assisted Tuesday.