April 17, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers arrested a 37-year old Grants Pass woman Tuesday night after she allegedly menaced occupants of a residence in Grants Pass with a stun gun and hammer. Troopers took her into custody after deploying a Taser to subdue her while she demanded the troopers to shoot her.
According to Sergeant Tyler Lee, on April 16, 2013, at approximately 7:45 p.m., two OSP troopers responded to the 800 block of N. Schoolhouse Creek Road in Grants Pass for a report of a woman trespassing and menacing the occupants at the residence identified as JACQUELYN KELLY NOVACK, age 37. NOVACK was in possession of a stun gun and a hammer which she used to menace the three occupants including her 15-year old son.
When contacted by the troopers, NOVACK demanded they shoot her as she displayed the stun gun. Troopers deployed a Taser and subdued her without further incident.
NOVACK was arrested for related charges and outstanding felony warrants out of Josephine County and Jackson County. She was transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford for an evaluation and then lodged in the Jackson County Jail for outstanding warrants including Fail to Appear, Theft, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle. She was cited to appear at a later date in Josephine County Circuit Court for Menacing and Trespass charges.