Wanted White City man found, arrested

Jackson County Sheriff's Office

[UPDATED: Saturday, Feb. 3 2018]

Jackson County Sheriff Deputies say that Devon James Wright, a man out of White City who broke into a home, is in custody.

An anonymous tip led deputies to a home in the 300th block of Main Street in Butte Falls Saturday afternoon.

Reports say Wright was hiding in an outbuilding on the property. Wright was taken into custody after deputies surrounded the area and called for Wright to surrender.

Police say that Chad Jacob Cahoe, 24, was also found hiding in the outbuilding and was arrested for a probation violation.

Wright and Cahoe are being lodged at the Jackson County Jail.

Deputies say that they thank those who called in with leads about Wright's whereabouts.


Jackson County Sheriff Deputies are searching for James Wright, a man out of White City who broke into a home on the 2600 block of Falcon Street on Wednesday.

Deputies say Wright showed up to the house on January 31st unannounced to collect a debt from a man. Reports say Wright ended up pointing a gun at a woman.

Deputies have been focusing on the White City area to find Wright. Deputies conducted an executed a search warrant on Wrights home on the 8000 block of Hale Way Friday.

Wright was not home when deputies arrived, but deputies found a stolen Chevrolet pickup hidden in the garage.

Deputies say Wright has a felony arrest for a parole violation. He was released from prison in 2017 after finishing a sentence for crimes connected with a 2014 drive-by shooting in White City.

Wright has claimed affiliation with white supremacist gangs.

Police say Wright is 5'9", 150 pounds, and has blond hair that is cut short or shaved. He also has tattoos on his face, head, hands and arms.

Witnesses from the January 31st break-in told deputies that Wright left the scene in a small SUV which looks similar to a black Honda CRV.

Wright is known to frequent the White City area and is either walking around town, on a bicycle, and in stolen vehicles.

Anyone with information about Wright and his whereabouts are urged to call the Jackson County Sheriff's Office at (541) 776-7206.

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