JCSO rural problem-solving team arrests three near Pearsony…

JCSO rural problem-solving team arrests three near Pearsony…


Pictured is a campsite that Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies found while working on the rural problem-solving team near Prospect, Oregon. (Courtesy JCSO)

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office’s specialized rural problem-solving team made three arrests last week.

In an effort to prevent wildfires that start in transient camps deputies were checking wooded areas near Prospect. Local residents had reported problems with camps, excess trash, and illegal campfires around Pearsony Falls. When deputies responded to the area on August 8th, they found two camps.

Lawrence Hunsley, 58, was found in the first camp. He had a felony warrant for a probation violation on an original charge of coercion. He was arrested and taken to jail without incident, according to the JCSO.

Two more people, Brycen Scofield, 18, and Erin Abbey, 26, were found in the second camp. Scofield had misdemeanor warrants for a probation violation. Abbey had a felony warrant for a probation violation for a prior weapons offense. Scofield resisted arrest, which led deputies used a Taser to help take him into custody. Abbey was taken into custody without incident.

Since the camps were situated on privately-owned timberland, all three were issued additional trespass notices.

According to the JCSO, the problem-solving team meets with residents of rural communities in Jackson County to identify ongoing issues and works with them to find solutions. Anyone with a concern about problems in rural areas of Jackson County can call dispatch at (541) 776-7206 to speak to a JCSO deputy. Information will be passed along to the problem-solving team to address.

Moving & Transportation Services Jon Cartu

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