Sheriff: Two people arrested on multiple charges following burglary in Bly

(Klamath County Sheriff's Office)

Two people were arrested on multiple charges early Wednesday morning following a burglary inside a home in Bly.

Klamath County Sheriff's deputies responded to a home on the 1900 block of Main Avenue for a report of a burglary and menacing that happened at 5:35 a.m.

The victim identified the suspects as 37-year-old Charles William Askew and 60-year-old Jeffrey Richard Johnson had allegedly forced themselves into the home.

"Inside the house they sprayed mace into one of the bedrooms that was not occupied," said Lt. Randall Swan of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office. "We believe that they were possibly looking for another occupant of the house that was not home at that time."

The suspects were then confronted by a victim and pointed a pistol at her before fleeing the scene. Both suspects left the home in a white Cadillac sedan.

The Cadillac was later spotted by a KCSO deputy and were arrested without incident with assistance from Oregon State Police. From the time the victim called 911, it only took police about thirty minutes for police find the suspects and place them under arrest.

The victim knew the suspects and was able to identify them.

Deputies found a firearm, mace, methamphetamine, counterfeit cash, and stolen mail inside the vehicle.

Both Askew and Johnson were lodged in the Klamath County Jail on the following charges:

  • Askew: Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Burglary I, Unlawful Use of Mace II, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, PCS-Methamphetamine, and Possession of a Forged Instrument
  • Johnson: Burglary I, Unlawful Use of Mace II, Conspiracy- Menacing, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, PCS-Methamphetamine, Possession of a Forged Instrument, Mail Theft

No other information is available at this time.

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