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3 found stabbed in car on Hwy. 140, suspect arrested


(Update: Adding where on the highway, OSP release)

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – Three men from North Carolina were found stabbed in a van along Oregon Highway 140 in Jackson County and a fourth North Carolina resident was arrested along the roadway and booked on assault charges.

Oregon State Police said Tuesday that two of the stabbing victims were treated and released and a third is in critical condition at a Portland hospital after the stabbing on Monday afternoon.

Thirty-five-year-old Kevin Juwan Reed of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is being held on $400,000 in bail.

Court documents do not list an attorney for Reed and it was unclear if he had retained one.

Reed was to make his first court appearance Tuesday.

Authorities are asking anyone who saw Reed or a white Dodge Caravan with North Carolina plates to call OSP.

Oregon State Police news release:

On September 24, 2018, at approximately 1:27 p.m. Oregon State Police and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department responded to the report of multiple subjects who had been stabbed on Highway 140 near MP 24.

Officer’s located the vehicle, a white Dodge Caravan with North Carolina plates, near MP 4 on Highway 140.

Three passengers in the vehicle were determined to have stab wounds and were transported by ambulance to the Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford.

Antonie Eugene Kirby (32) and Jemario Deronte Richardson (30) both from Winston Salem, NC, were treated for injuries and released.

Marcus Earl Taylor (34) from Winston Salem, NC, received life threatening injuries and was transported by Mercy Flights Air Ambulance to Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland where he is listed in critical condition.

The suspect, identified as Kevin Juwan Reed (35) from Winston Salem, NC, exited the vehicle (near Hwy 140 mile post 24) and left prior to officer’s arrival. He was located approximately 45 minutes later near mile post 30 on Highway 140. Reed was taken into custody without incident and later lodged at the Jackson County Jail on one count of Assault in the First Degree and three counts of Assault in the Second Degree, bail is listed at $400,000.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have observed the Dodge Caravan with North Carolina plates or Reed, described as a black male adult, height 5’9″, weight 165 and wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and no shoes in the area of Highway 140 is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Southern Regional Dispatch Center at 541 776-6111 refer case number SP18-359029.

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