On December 31, 2022 at approximately 10:00AM Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (ST) attempted to serve a warrant on Joshua Eli Epps, age 39 of Klamath Falls. Deputies responded to the 1800 block of Carlson Dr to take Epps into custody.
Epps fled the scene in a motorhome while deputies pursued. During the pursuit Epps struck four private vehicles as well as damaged a patrol vehicle. Also during the pursuit Epps discharged a firearm resulting in no injuries.
One of the vehicle crashes caused by Epps resulted in injuries to the driver who was extricated and transported to SkyLakes Medical Center by Klamath County Fire District 1 ambulance.
Deputies successfully deployed spike strips to disable the motorhome and Epps came to a stop in the parking lot of the Best Western at South 6th Street and Washburn Way in Klamath Falls. He was taken into custody shortly afterward.
Epps had several outstanding felony warrants in multiple jurisdictions. He is lodged at the Klamath County Jail on the following initial charges:
Reckless Endangering ×5
Felon in Possession of Firearm
Criminal Mischief I ×5
Attempted Murder ×5
Attempted Assault on Public Safety Officer ×3
All suspects are considered innocent until any/all charges are proven true against them in a court of law.