Infant and toddler abandoned in woods by suspect on the run in Jackson Co.

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A grand jury indicted 24-year-old Justin Ryan Trompeter today on two counts of second-degree neglect, felony fourth-degree domestic violence assault, third-degree robbery, first-degree theft, harassment and two counts of reckless endangerment.

According to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Trompeter remains on the run and is known to frequent Jacksonville, Shady Cove, Eagle Point and Trail.

Today, JCSO released bodycam footage on their Facebook page of police rescuing his children from a car in the woods.

"JCSO deputies were originally searching for Trompeter in connection with a February 7 domestic violence assault call where he fled the scene at a high rate of speed with the children," the release said. "On Friday, January 16, JCSO deputies received information that Trompeter was hiding with the children, ages 6 months and 1.5 years, deep in the surrounding Jacksonville woods."

Police found the car on Wagon Tail Drive at about 1:30 p.m. last Friday, the release said. Trompeter had fled the scene and left the children alone in the car.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a "suspect on-the-run."

"Deputies believe the children may have been left alone in the vehicle for up to two hours. Further investigations revealed suspected fentanyl and meth in the car with the children," the release said. "Mercy Flights medics checked the children on scene, then turned them over to Department of Human Services (DHS) personnel. After the incident, the children were treated at a local hospital and remain in DHS care."

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