Matthew Sheridan Derby pleaded guilty Tuesday to multiple charges including attempted aggravated murder.
Charges against Derby stem from an incident that happened in December of 2017.
Derby stole a car, and led police on a high speed chase that ended when he lost control and spun out.
Derby then tried to drive the stolen car directly at Sergeant Ryan Kaber.
The Deputy fired three shots, hitting Derby, who then crashed the car into a utility pole.
Derby pleaded ‘no contest’ to multiple charges as part of a negotiated agreement.
Two of those charges were for aggravated harassment, for Derby spitting blood on a person following the incident.
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.