UPDATE – Grants Pass, Ore. – Chief Warren Hensman will be holding a press conference regarding this Attempted Murder case today (January 26, 2023) at 2:00 PM. The conference will be held in the Training Room of the Grants Pass Police Department located at 726 NE 7th Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526.

Updated Suspect photos have been added. Benjamin Obadiah Foster is described as a 36-year-old white male, approximately 6’0″ tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds, with Brown hair, possibly worn in a bun, and blue eyes. Foster is believed to be in possession of a handgun and is considered extremely dangerous.


Grants Pass, Ore. – On Tuesday at 6:52 PM, Grants Pass Police Officers responded to a residence in the 2100 block of Shane Way regarding an assault. Upon arrival, officers found a female victim who had been bound and severely beaten into unconsciousness. The victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived but was positively identified as Benjamin Obadiah Foster, 36 years old, of Wolf Creek. Foster was last known to be driving a dark blue 2008 Nissan Sentra 4-door with Oregon license 407EDX. Foster is known to be armed and should be considered extremely dangerous. Foster is wanted by the police for Kidnapping, Attempted Murder, and Assault. Anyone seeing Foster or knowing his whereabouts should immediately call 9-1-1 and reference Grants Pass case #23-3570.

The Grants Pass Police Department and partner agencies are actively investigating this case and thank the citizens who have assisted thus far. Further details will be released as they become available.