According to District Attorney Eve Costello, the baby’s mother called 911 saying she was hurt while struggling to keep a man from taking her 13-month-old baby from her. When police arrived, they say they found Brennan Scott Stone on the roof of a nearby neighbor’s home. Costello said in a release police reported Brennan was speaking irrationally and threw a brick at residents and a Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputy.
In her release, Costello praised Deputy Ruan Kaber and Officer Terry Amos, who she says climbed onto the roof and eventually talked Stone into handing over the baby.
“Klamath County law enforcement exhibited the calm, controlled and logical response needed in this circumstance to prevent injury to a very young victim,” Costello said in her statement. “They also exhibited a high degree of training in assessing the circumstances and engaging Brennan Scott Stone in a manner that accounted for his mental issues and de-escalated the situation. Tragedy was thereby avoided and everyone went home safe.”
Stone will be arraigned Thursday and a Grand Jury will hear testimony in the case next week.
Klamath Falls, Ore — The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brennan Scott Stone after he allegedly kidnapped a child, assaulted the child’s mother, and scaled a 3-story house while holding the child.
According to KCSO, Stone forcefully took the 13-month-old from a home on the 2700-block of Summer Lane in Klamath Falls early Tuesday morning. The child’s mother was injured in a struggle with the suspect over the baby. Police say the suspect was making statements that did not make sense, and was not known to the mother.
KCSO and the Klamath Falls Police Department arrived at the location to find Stone on top of a three story house holding the 13-month-old. After approximately 15 minutes Police say they were able to convince Stone to hand over the baby. Stone was taken into custody for Attempted Murder, Kidnap First Degree, Assault First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
The baby was uninjured.
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