On Tuesday March 22nd, 2022, at 6:32 am, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 4400 block of Barry Avenue on a report of a disturbance. It was reported that Keith Russell Sheldon Mulvey, 48 of Redding, CA, had attempted to set fire to an occupied residence and then fled the scene.
Deputies arrived on scene and discovered Keith Mulvey arrived at the residence earlier in the morning to “spend time” with the home owner. Mulvey was asked to leave the residence because there was a child inside. A verbal argument ensued between the two, then Mulvey left the residence and stated, “watch this.”
A few minutes later, the home owner said they smelled smoke and walked outside to investigate. They observed flames described as 12’ high, at the back of the residence and Keith Mulvey was walking away from it. The home owner rushed towards the fire, moved several items that were on fire and close to the residence. The home owner then extinguished the flames with a garden hose, sustaining minor burns in the process. The child was unharmed.
Several hours later, members from the Klamath Falls Police Department contacted Keith Mulvey near the intersection of Martin Street and Garden Avenue. Deputies responded and took Mulvey into custody without further incident.
Mulvey was transported to the Klamath County Jail where he was lodged on charges, Arson I, Reckless Endangering and Criminal Mischief I.
This incident is still under investigation. If you have information that can assist, please contact the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Tip-Line at 541-850-5980.