Merlin, OR — On Tuesday, March 29th at 8:25 a.m., the domestic partner to Michael Haynes reported to Sheriff’s deputies that Haynes was in possession of child pornography on his cell phone.
Sheriff’s deputies went to Haynes’ residence to speak with him about the allegation. During the initial contact with Haynes, Haynes bolted from the deputies, grabbed his cell phone and began dismantling it. During the struggle to prevent Haynes from destroying the phone, Sheriff’s Sergeant Ray Webb received injuries to his back. Haynes was taken into custody and lodged in the Josephine County Jail on the above charges.
Sheriff’s detectives are conducting further investigations and say Haynes’ cell phone does contain images of child sexual abuse. Investigators are seeking to identify any witnesses or victims that may be associated with Haynes. Haynes has been known to use the names of “Jared Andrew Mollerup” and “Shawn Hanes.” Haynes reportedly does web-based graphic design work. Anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to call Detective Josh White of the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit at 541-474-5153 x3508 or our confidential tip line at 541-474-5160.
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