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Second SWAT raid finds Madras fugitive wanted in shooting

MINSON, TROY JR. Madras PD file
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Troy Minson Jr.

Troy Minson Jr. faces attempted murder, other charges

MADRAS, Ore. (KTVZ) -- More than three months after a SWAT team raid in Madras failed to locate a suspect in the shooting of a Madras woman, another raid Monday afternoon found the fugitive, who was arrested on attempted murder and other charges.

Several officers with the Madras Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police SWAT and the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team served the search warrant shortly before 3 p.m. at a mobile home in the 300 block of Southwest Bell Street, police said.

Troy Minson Jr., 31, "was known to be in the residence," police said in a news release.

Minson was arrested on charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing in the early October shooting of a 28-year-old woman.

Days after the shooting, a raid on a southeast Madras home failed to turn up Minson, but two others were arrested. Trever Billingsley, 28, was arrested on an outstanding federal warrant, while Gregory Minson, 30, Troy Minson's younger brother, was found to be a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Police had responded to a reported gunshot victim at the St. Charles Madras emergency room. A detective met with the woman, who had a gunshot wound to the right side of her chest. She said she'd been arguing on the phone with Minson and agreed to meet him behind Abby's Pizza on SW Highway 97.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Madras Police Detective Brent Schulke at 541-475-2424.

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    1. tats aint nothing anymore, I’ve known a lot of folks with neck tats that were the best human beings on the planet, even known a few with face tats you could trust more than your own mother. the problem isn’t the color of his skin or how many spots he’s got, the p.o.s. aint got a spine or any heart. most males would feel safe meeting a girl in a dark alley without a gun, most normal folks wouldn’t be meeting up with anyone in places you shouldn’t be after dark

  1. Shocker. Troy Sr. must be proud of Troy Jr. Maybe they can be cellies together. And ain’t it grand that this fine gentleman was granted early release from prior convictions??? Hurray for justice reform.

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