Klamath Falls, Ore. – State Police are continuing their investigation into Tuesday’s death of an inmate at the Klamath County Jail.
Emergency crews responded to a report of an unresponsive man in the ‘C’ pod of the jail shortly after three Tuesday afternoon.
“It involved an inmate of the Klamath County Jail.” Notes Detective Brittany Gardner of the Oregon State Police. “That it was self-inflicted, and he was alone in his cell at the time.”
52 year old Charles Marshall was arrested in May on charges including attempted murder.
Police say Marshall held his wife and teenage daughter at gunpoint.
E.M.T.’s and jail staff were unable to resuscitate Marshall.
Detective Gardner says Sheriff Chris Kaber contacted an outside agency. “He called the Oregon State Police to assist in the investigation, as it did involve an inmate under his custody.”
Gardner adds the investigation is continuing. “We interviewed the deputies that responded to the scene, medical personnel were interviewed as well, several of the inmates that were around that area were interviewed.”
The final report will be sent to the District Attorney for review.
Court records show that Marshall was in a court hearing Tuesday morning to request visitation with his daughter.
That request was denied.
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.