MEDFORD, Ore.– “More often than not that habits is a theft… this is among the few occasions it didn’t rise to that degree,” mentioned Lt. Mike Budreau, Medford Police Dept.
Two males are behind bars charged with tried theft at a Medford financial institution on Tuesday morning.
Police had initially referred to as it a theft however now say they will’t discover the be aware the suspect allegedly handed to the teller explaining this was a theft. And because the suspect wasn’t behaving aggressively and had no weapon, theft is off the desk.
“We had been near proving a theft simply primarily based on the way in which he acted, the place he was, it was a financial institution, what he mentioned,” mentioned Lt. Budreau.
Lt. Budreau says it occurred simply after 10 am at Banner Financial institution on East McAndrews.
The suspect, 18-year-old Charles Fraser-Lindsey, allegedly gave the teller a be aware demanding money. However police say she questioned it and he ran off with out the cash, taking the be aware with him.
“We’re undecided precisely what that be aware mentioned,” mentioned Lt. Budreau. “However we definitely imagine it was a requirement for cash… implying a theft.”
He says Fraser-Lindsey was additionally reportedly performing suspiciously on the US financial institution department by the Rogue Valley mall that morning.
“We received quite a lot of ideas but it surely was these few ideas that had been increase… these had been those we would have liked pointing off the suspect,” Lt. Budreau mentioned.
That allowed detectives to tug surveillance video of the getaway automotive and a license plate quantity.
Inside just a few hours, police discovered their automotive off South Pacific Freeway in Phoenix together with the alleged getaway driver, 30-year-old David Martin Jr. Fraser-Lindsey was later arrested at his dwelling in Central Level.
Each males confronted a decide for the primary time on Wednesday.
“Oh yea, I plead responsible,” mentioned Fraser-Lindsey in courtroom.
Fraser-Lindsey pleaded responsible, however then modified his thoughts and requested for an legal professional.
“Fairly frankly, I actually haven’t warned you adequately about this,” mentioned presiding Circuit Court docket Decide Lorenzo Mejia.
David Martin Jr. maintained his innocence and says he knew nothing about any alleged crimes.
“I simply need to go dwelling to my spouse and daughter. I simply gave my pal a experience,” mentioned Martin Jr.
The 2 males are being held on the Jackson County jail on $75,000 bail.
They are going to be again in courtroom on the finish of the month.
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