At approximately 3:30PM on February 1, 2021 Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call of a stolen vehicle spotted on Keller Dr near Highway 39 in Klamath Falls. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle however the driver fled and deputies along with officers from Malin Police Department continued pursuit making several attempts to stop the vehicle. At one-point pursuit was terminated due to public safety concerns.

At approximately 5:30PM officers from Malin Police Department again located the vehicle and driver, Matthew Carlton Drake Jr, who was taken into custody.

Drake Jr is being lodged at the Klamath County Jail on charges including:


  • Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle
  • Attempt to Elude
  • Outstanding Warrant x10