Auto theft suspect captured following Klamath Falls manhunt

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Police in Klamath Falls captured a car theft suspect after nearly an hour long manhunt Thursday morning.

Armed officers combed the Greensprings area southwest of Klamath Falls.

Police say they saw a truck reported as stolen Saturday night.

Officers say the driver was spotted stealing gas at around 9 Thursday morning in the downtown area.

“Reports led us to the vehicle.”  Explains Officer Connor Thun of the Klamath Falls Police Department.  “We started pursuing, the vehicle fled.  A few miles later, the vehicle crashed – the suspect fled on foot, and we found him hiding under a tarp under a residence two blocks away.”

Police arrested 31 year old suspect Joshua David Hamilton of Klamath Falls.

Charges against Hamilton include attempting to elude, auto theft, meth possession, and parole violation.

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