December 31, 2022 at approximately 10:00AM Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) attempted to serve a warrant on Joshua Eli Epps, age 39 of Klamath Falls. Deputies responded to the 1800 block of Carlson Dr to take Epps into custody. Epps fled the scene in a motorhome while deputies pursued. During the pursuit Epps struck four private vehicles as well as damaged a patrol vehicle. During the pursuit Epps discharged a firearm resulting in no injuries.
One of the vehicle crashes caused by Epps resulted in injuries to the driver who was extricated and transported to SkyLakes Medical Center by Klamath County Fire District 1 ambulance.
Deputies successfully deployed spike strips to disable the motorhome and Epps came to a stop in the parking lot of the Best Western at South 6th Street and Washburn Way in Klamath Falls.
Epps had several outstanding felony warrants in multiple jurisdictions. Epps is lodged at the Klamath County Jail on the following initial charges:
Reckless Endangering x5
Felon in Possession of Firearm
Criminal Mischief I x5
Attempted Murder x5
Attempted Assault on Public Safety Officer x3
This incident and others were covered live in our breaking news service. The same suspect led KCSO on a chase just before Christmas as well.