Tyrone Powell, who authorities have been looking for since he missed a Nov. 15 court appearance, has been arrested.

Tyrone Powell


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Mike Ruehle for Commissioner

According to previous News-Review articles (below links), Tyrone Powell was arrested on February 26, 2021. His bail was set at $300,000 by Douglas County Circuit Court Judge Kathleen E. Johnson. On March 31, recently re-elected Judge William Marshall ordered Powell to be released from jail under certain conditions without having to pay the bail. Those conditions included living in a specified location and showing up for court.

Furthermore, for the safety of the victim Janet Grosz, Deputy District Attorney Ian Ross had previously agreed to notify Ms. Grosz if Powell was released from custody, which did not occur. Instead, she found out from a friend who told her she had seen Powell in the community. When asked about these claims, BOTH the District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office declined to comment.

At his first court hearing, Judge Marshall discovered Mr. Powell had violated his conditions by failing to live in the place specified, but chose to overlook this violation. The Trial date was set for July 12, 2021

A month later (below link), Powell was again cited for fraud after not paying for his stay at the Quality Inn in Roseburg, but was not jailed though again in violation of the conditions of his release.

On July 12, Judge Marshall rescheduled the court case to December 7, 2021 because defense attorneys needed more time to prepare. In reality, Mr. Powell needed more time to disappear thanks to Judge Marshall who failed to uphold EVERY violated condition specified in his release without bail.

Judge Marshall has served for more than a decade as presiding judge of the Oregon 16th Judicial District Circuit Courts. Maybe it’s time Douglas County voters seek a change.





What a loser!!!

Huge bbfan

Is he out on bail yet?

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