Man Arrested For Armed Robbery


News Release from Ashland Police Dept.
Posted on: April 29th, 2022 10:41 AM

On April 27, 2022, at approximately 7:45 p.m. officers from the Ashland Police Department, assisted by the Talent Police Department, responded to the area of the 2300 block of McCall Dr for a report of a robbery. The investigation revealed that a man was witnessed breaking into a vehicle parked at a residence and stealing items from the car. The vehicle owner confronted the suspect and demanded his property back. The suspect pulled a handgun on the victim and told the victim to back away, fleeing the area on foot with the man’s property.

On April 28, 2022, officers from the APD obtained security camera recordings of the robbery portion of the incident from an area business and subsequently identified the suspect as Phoenix Braun, 20 years old, address listed as being an Ashland area transient. Braun was taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Jackson County Jail on charges of Robbery 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Theft 2nd Degree and Unlawfully Entering of a Motor Vehicle.

The District Attorney’s office was consulted and additional charges may be forthcoming.

Contact Info:
Chief Tighe O’Meara

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