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Joshua Adams

Joshua Adams

A Crescent man is accused of stealing nearly $5,000 worth of property including guitars from a Crescent home, then trying to hawk the items around town and selling three instruments to a LaPine pawn shop.

Joshua Douglas Adams, 44, was arrested Saturday and charged with three counts of first-degree theft.

Arresting records allege Adams stole property from the home on Jan. 8, 2019, then was seen trying to sell the items in the local area on Jan. 9. He is suspected of pawning two guitars at Bend Pawn in LaPine on Jan. 11, then pawning a third later on.

Charges of assault

In an unrelated case, Adams is accused of striking and kicking a female victim in the face multiple times, strangling her for one minute and threatening to kill her on June 1.

Adams faces strangulation, menacing and two counts fourth-degree assault charges for this alleged incident.

Adams is also facing first-degree burglary, unauthorized use of a vehicle, first-degree theft and second-degree criminal mischief charges filed in January for allegedly stealing items including a Honda ATV from another Crescent home. Tylor McMahan, arrested with Adams in this case, was sentenced to 24 months supervised probation and 30 days jail-time for first-degree burglary and unauthorized use of a vehicle convictions.

Adams is held in the Klamath County Jail on $20,000 bail and has a hearing scheduled for June 10 in front of Judge Marci Warner Adkisson.