Police: 1 person arrested in attempted murder in Klamath County

(Klamath County Jail)

Police arrest one person in an attempted murder in Klamath County on Sunday.

Klamath County Sheriff's Office responded to an assault that happened at an unknown location on South Poe Valley Road.

Once deputies arrived a vehicle containing witnesses to the assault was seen speeding away. Deputies eventually pulled over the vehicle. The witnesses told deputies that a 22-year-old victim with severe knife wounds was currently on his way to Sky Lakes Medical Center in another vehicle. He was later interviewed by KCSO.

The suspect was identified as William Travis Newell, 27, and left on South Poe Valley Road with unknown injuries.

After a search of the area, deputies were unable to locate Newell.

At about 7:05 a.m. on Monday KCSO received a call of a person knocking on the caller's door claiming that they had been assaulted at the Aftershock Bar. Deputies responding to the call and arrested Newell on attempted murder, menacing, and unlawful use of a weapon. He was booked into the Klamath County Jail.

KCSO says its unclear what provoked the assault but believe alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

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