Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low around 50. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday: Sunny. High near 85. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. ... More
Alan Leroy McVay arrested, charged with Jackson Co. DA bombing
MEDFORD, Ore. -- Alan Leroy McVay was arrested yesterday and charged with the bombing of the Jackson County District Attorney's office earlier this month, according to the Medford Police Department.
McVay, 56, was arrested yesterday at Bobbio's Pizza in White City, according to the Medford Police Department.
McVay was charged with the following:
- Arson in the first degree
- Burglary in the first degree
- Unlawful manufacture of a destructive device
- Possession of a destructive device
- Criminal mischief in the first degree
Jackson County District Attorney Beth Heckert and Medford Police Chief Tim George stated at a press conference today they are not able to comment on McVay's motive or the source of the information that lead to the suspect's arrest since the investigation is ongoing.
George did say, however, substantial information came in from the community.
"It's a benefit of living in this community. The public responds and believes in the system we operate under," he said. "All came together to get it done."
While law enforcement officials could not comment on the specifics of the investigation, Heckert did say the district attorney's office was initially investigating McVay on prior charges unrelated to the bombing -- charges she said she can not detail as part of the investigation.
News10 previously reported on McVay in March and April 2012 when McVay was arrested and charged with burglary.
The original story from April 2012 is here:
"Three people are accused of stealing dozens of firearms and ammunition.
Detectives with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office found 30-firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition in a storage unity. The weapons and ammunition had been reported stolen last October from a west Medford home.
Alan McVay of Sam's Valley was arrested and charged with burglary. Molly Williams from Rogue River is also a suspect in the case. And Brian Johnson from Shady Cover was previously arrested and charged with burglary."
News10 will continue to cover this case and provide updates as additional details are released.Thursday, November 21 2013, 01:38 PM CST