Jason Cornutt

Jason Cornutt

Cornutt

A Roseburg man has been arrested on suspicion of theft and robbery in connection with separate incidents involving two Roseburg grocers on Friday night and Sunday morning.

Police said Jason Richard Cornutt, 35, was trespassed from the Roseburg Fred Meyer at approximately 10 p.m. Friday when he was reportedly screaming at store personnel, at one point allegedly threatening one employee with physical harm. 

Roseburg police responded to that incident, and Cornutt was cited and released on suspicion of second-degree criminal trespass and harassment.

Less than 48 hours later, police said Cornutt got into a physical altercation with another store employee at the Sherm's Thunderbird in the early morning hours Sunday.

Roseburg police responded to a call at Sherm's shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday after a store loss prevention officer noticed Cornutt trying to steal produce from a display outside the store.

The employee attempted to recover the produce but instead, Cornutt allegedly attempted to punch the employee. Both parties ended up on the ground, and Cornutt got the upper hand on the employee before other store personnel tried to intervene before police arrived.

Cornutt was lodged in the Douglas County Jail on charges of third-degree robbery, third-degree theft and harassment.

Donovan Brink can be reached at dbrink@nrtoday.com and 541-957-4219.

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Donovan Brink is the cops and courts reporter for The News-Review.

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David Sayers

Not surprised to see that drugs or their effects on people were involved in most of these cases. No doubt in my mind that they will be repeat offenders in our community. They have made bad decisions in their life and will continue to do so unless some drastic change occurs. in their chosen life style. Roseburg society is not going to benefit from their continued presence .

NJ

In this situation, if I see someone trying to steal food I would have to assume they're hungry and would gladly purchase something for them to eat.

David Sayers

The county jail will feed this person. He needs help to straighten his life out and become a useful citizen. Otherwise, he will spend the rest of his life in and out of jail and prison.

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