KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Falls Police arrested a man on Saturday after he allegedly provoked a confrontation and stabbed another man in the chest along Michigan Avenue in Klamath Falls.
According to the KFPD investigation, the 27-year-old victim was the passenger in a vehicle heading northbound on Michigan Avenue toward Esplanade Avenue. 39-year-old Jedadiah Decker, the suspect, had been riding a bicycle with a trailer attached and at some point "started throwing rocks" at the victim's vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle stopped, and the victim got out of the passenger side to confront Decker. After an argument, witnesses told KFPD, the victim threw a punch at Decker. The suspect responded by stabbing the victim in the chest, KFPD said. Decker then fled the scene with the weapon he used in the assault.
The victim managed to get back into his vehicle and was taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center for treatment as officers responded to the scene, initially admitted in critical condition with a stab wound to the chest. He was stabilized and was later taken to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for surgery. KFPD said that he is now listed in stable condition.
Klamath Falls Police officers found Decker a few blocks away from the scene and took him into custody "after a brief struggle." He was lodged in the Klamath County Jail on charges for Attempted Murder, Assault I, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Resisting Arrest.