About 12:45PM on Friday January 8, 2021 Klamath County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 37000 block of Park View Dr near Chiloquin at the request of Chiloquin Fire & Rescue who was on scene of a structure fire and encountered subject armed with a knife interfering with fire suppression efforts.

Prior to deputies arriving on scene the subject was disarmed by fire fighters with a fire hose. Fire and EMS personnel later treated the subject for superficial self-inflicted wounds. After arriving on scene deputies arrested Tazwell Sly-Kugar Garcia, 22 of Chiloquin, who is being lodged at the Klamath County Jail on charges including:

  • Arson 1st Degree
  • Menacing
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon x2
  • Interference with a Firefighter
  • Parole Violation