On March 17, 2021 Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies made two arrests on charges of child neglect and criminal mistreatment following an investigation. Lori Darlene Meeks, 52, and Matthew Scott Oakley, 31, both of Klamath Falls were arrested and face charges including:
- Criminal Mistreatment, 1st degree
- Child Neglect, 2nd degree
KCSO deputies working with case workers from Department of Human Services investigated a report of a young child who was confined and being mistreated. Investigators learned that the suspects were not the parents of child but were given the child to care for in 2016. After investigating the living conditions the child was removed and placed in protective custody along with another child living in the residence.