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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested for November Armed Robbery (Photo) - 12/20/19


Patrol officers and detectives with the Grants Pass Dept of Public Safety conducted an extensive investigation into the armed robbery of the Lucky Lizard, which occurred early last month. With assistance from area surveillance cameras and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab, 45 year old Jerimie Lee Lunsford was identified as the suspect. 

Lunsford was contacted at the Josephine County Jail, where he was already housed on unrelated charges. He was lodged today on the new charges of Robbery I, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Theft II. 


On 11/02/2019 at 2214 hours, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety responded to 261 Rogue River Highway for a reported armed robbery involving a firearm.

During an investigation at the location, it was determined an unknown male suspect entered the Lucky Lizard, displayed a firearm and demanded cash from the register.  The suspect was described as wearing a black, hooded jacket with a hat. 

Once the suspect received the undisclosed amount of cash from the employee, the suspect fled the business.  The suspect's direction of travel is unknown at this time, and it is unknown if the suspect was on foot or in a vehicle.  With the assistance of a police K9, the general area was searched. 

At this time, this case has been turned over to GPDPS detectives for follow-up.

Attached Media Files: Lunsford.JPG
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