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Medford Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery and Illegal Firearm Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. – Justin Douglas Jones, 42, of Medford was sentenced today to 155 months in federal prison and five years of supervised release for armed robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, on June 30, 2015, Jones walked into a Purple Parrot restaurant in Medford with a gun and told an employee, "don’t move, do what I say or I will shoot." Jones took the employee at gunpoint to a back room and stole $500 in cash. The robbery was captured on video by the restaurant’s surveillance system. The Medford Police Department identified Jones from the video and later arrested him at a campground. Officers recovered a Ruger .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol in Jones’ backpack.

Jones has prior felony convictions for robbery, burglary, illegal possession of a firearm and unauthorized use of a vehicle. He previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. McShane to one count each of being a felon in possession of a firearm, interfering with commerce by robbery, and using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence on November 6, 2017.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Medford Police Department, and was prosecuted by Nathan J. Lichvarcik, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

Jones holds a victim's arm while conducting an armed robbery at the Purple Parrot in Medford.
Jones collects money during armed robbery at the Purple Parrot in Medford.


Updated March 21, 2018

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime