On Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at approximately 9:45 PM, Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Pilot Travel Center in Chemult where they located Molly May Swedenskey who was previously abducted. The person of interest in the abduction, Eric Patrick Koon, age 19, fled south on Highway 97 at speeds exceeding 100 mph.

Deputies deployed spike strips, and with the assistance of Oregon State Police the vehicle was brought to a stop off the road near milepost 222 on highway 97. Koon fled into a wooded area armed with a handgun. For past week KCSO deputies, with the assistance of Oregon State Police, Klamath Falls Police Department, and US Forest Service Law Enforcement have searched the area and have been unable to locate Eric Patrick Koon.

Recent information suggests members of the public have provided assistance to Koon in the last few days. Koon is armed and dangerous and the public should know they are putting themselves at risk if they attempt to help him. The public should also be aware that Koon may have altered his physical appearance.

If you see Eric Patrick Koon do not approach please call 911 immediately.