19-year-old Shigh Davis was arrested by Medford Police Thursday afternoon after he allegedly tried to steal a pair of shoes from the Sportsman's Warehouse at around 4 p.m. He is being held on $1,034,000 bail.
Store employees noticed Davis trying to steal a pair of $40 shoes. Two tried to keep him from leaving. Davis attempted to flee, and a struggle ensued. Davis head-butted and bit the employees who tried to stop him. After the employees were injured, more store employees joined in the fray, as well as two bystanders.
Medford police say Davis was in possession of a loaded 9mm gun, which he attempted to pull during the struggle, but was unable to use. Lt. Mike Budreau notes that according to Oregon law, if a person commits a robbery, and is armed with a dangerous weapon, and either attempts to use the weapon,or causes serious harm, then it is classified as 1st Degree Robbery. That charge is a Measure 11 offense.
Shigh Davis faces charges of 1st Degree Robbery, 1st Degree Theft, unlawful possession of a firearm, two charges of third-degree theft, disorderly conduct, two charges of 4th degree assault, and four charges of harassment.