A Keno man was arrested yesterday near Keno Elementary School and Keno Worden Road after a short pursuit. The school was placed on a short precautionary lockdown.

Codee Mitchell

Above: Codee Mitchell booking photo

The pursuit started just before 3pm yesterday when a driving complaint was received by 911 dispatch. The complaint was that a tan 4 door sedan was “all over the road” westbound from the Highway 66 and Round Lake intersection (westbound on Highway 66).

Moments after the driving complaint was broadcast, the vehicle was located by a deputy and he attempted to stop the car near Clover Creek Road. According to reports the driver tried to elude the deputy and turned onto Keno Worden Road. The vehicle then stopped near the Keno Elementary School. The suspect was arrested at that location and lodged in the Klamath County Jail.

Keno Elementary was placed on a short precautionary lockdown during this incident. According to a statement issued by the school there was no threat to the school or students.

Arrested: Codee Mitchell (30) of Keno.


  • Attempt to elude police officer in vehicle
  • Recklessly endangering
  • Reckless driving

This story is based from information in our breaking news app where the incident was covered live.

Keno Pursuit Update: KCSO issued this statement about the incident

Friday February 7, 2020 just before 3:00PM Klamath County 911 received a report of a tan four-door sedan driving erratically west bound towards Keno.  The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police were notified.

As 911 was dispatching the traffic complaint over the radio a deputy was confronted with the 1999 Hyundai as it traveled recklessly into the traffic lane of the deputy’s patrol vehicle.  The deputy was forced to take evasive action to avoid a head on collision.  A traffic stop was attempted on Hwy 66, the vehicle continued to elude the deputy before stopping at Keno Elementary School on Keno-Worden Rd.

Keno Elementary School initiated lock out procedures and within minutes of the vehicle stopping the occupants were detained. Codee Leon Mitchell age 30 of Keno Oregon was arrested by the Klamath County Sheriff’s deputy and is lodged at the Klamath County Jail on charges including attempt to elude a police officer, reckless driving, and reckless endangering.