LEON, Arturo

On Thursday April 26, 2018 at approximately 2:12 PM Klamath 9-1-1 Emergency Communication received a call of a male stabbed in the neck at the Merrill Apartments 656 W. 3rd Street Apartment #8 Merrill, Oregon.

Merrill Police, Malin Police and Klamath County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) responded. The 27-year old male victim was stabbed in the neck while inside his apartment with his two children. The suspect was identified by the victim as Arturo Jeffery Leon. Basin Ambulance transported the victim to Sky Lakes Medical Center.

Within an hour of the incident, Leon was located at 151 W. Court Drive Merrill, Oregon where he was taken into custody.

The incident is still under investigation

The Merrill Elementary School was placed on locked down for a brief time until the suspect was taken into custody.

The Victim was treated and released from Sky Lakes Medical Center.


Arturo Jeffery Leon DOB 11-2-1993


Assault I

Unlawful Use of a Weapon

By Klamath Alerts