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01/19/24 – LCSO Case #24-0292 – Domestic Assault by Armed Felon

Just before midnight on January 19th, Deputies with the Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a dispute in the 86000 block of Territorial Road.  One of the involved, Josh Thomas Ash, 38, was reportedly armed with a handgun and bat and looking for one of the two victims.  As deputies approached the residence to make contact, they heard an active dispute inside.  Simultaneously, one of the victims reported Ash was attempting to break down the door of the room they were hiding in.  Deputies forced entry into the residence and quickly detained Ash without further incident.  The Deputies’ investigation revealed Ash had hit one of the victims in the head with a baseball bat, menaced them with a handgun, and was a felon in possession of firearms.  Ash was arrested and lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges of Assault 2, Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.