State troopers arrested a fugitive Tuesday following an investigation into an assault in Cave Junction. The suspect arrested originally provided a false name but was later identified through fingerprints as a fugitive wanted on warrants out of Colorado, Nevada, and US Marshals Service.
Yesterday troopers responded to a disturbance and assault in Cave Junction. Troopers and local emergency responders arrived at the Junction Inn motel and found a 36-year old man with stabbing cuts on his forearms received while defending himself from an assault.
Information provided by the victim and witnesses identified a male suspect who troopers took into custody and transported to the Josephine County Jail. Corrections deputies positively identified the suspect through fingerprints checked in the Automated Fingerprint Identification System as Jeffery Jordan Mathes, 37. Mathes was wanted by US Marshals for drug-related crimes, and Parole Violation warrants out of Colorado and Nevada.
Mathes is being held in custody on charges that include being a Fugitive From Justice, menacing, disorderly conduct with additional charges pending.
The victim was treated for his injuries.