Sunday, January 13 2013, 09:57 PM CST
Observant hospital employee puts a felon behind bars
By Molly Trotter/KTVL.COM
MEDFORD, Ore. -- Medford Mugshots helped put a felon violating parole back behind bars.
"People are our greatest resource and our greatest assets to alert citizens," said Corporal Jason Antley of the Medford Police Department.
Antley also told News 10 that by people just being observant to others around them, can help them catch wanted criminals.
A con-artist posing as a US Marshal wasn't slick enough to get by an employee at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.
Back in October Medford Police were dispatched to the hospital to investigate a fraud case.
Employees at the hospital told officers a man had come into the emergency room dressed as a United States Marshal, he showed workers a badge and requested help for anxiety.
The suspect said he was anxious and needed treatment over a wanted fugitive he was transporting, the bill totaled $1,000, which was never paid.
Then months later a hospital employee looking at the Jackson County Jail website recognized a lodged inmate, as being the man who posed as a US Marshal.
Police have since added additional charges to Donald Anderson Jr.'s tab. Anderson is convicted felon who was in jail for parole violations. He was already in trouble for being picked up as a felon in possession of a firearm.
His US Marshal get-up included body armor, which is an additional violation of his parole.
Hospital employees say this isn't the only time Anderson has ripped off the hospital, earlier in 2012 he posed as a concrete worker with back pains and never paid the medical bills for that visit either.
Police don't know how he obtained a marshals badge and the case is still under investigation.