On September 17, 2017, at 12:03 a.m. Arnie Lee Eggsman (32 years of age) of Chiloquin, Oregon was shot and killed in Chiloqin. The Major Crime Team was activated and investigators from Oregon State Police, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office and Klamath Falls Police Department responded to investigate.
Oregon State Police along with multiple Nevada, Federal and Tribal law enforcement agencies successfully took both suspects into custody by the close of the day yesterday, September 18, 2017.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office assisted with locating the suspects’ vehicle on September 17, 2017.
Tevin Lafond, age 21, was taken into custody on September 18, 2017, at approximately 5:33 pm in Lyon County, Nevada, near Yerington. Mr. Lafond was taken into custody by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest operation was led by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and assisted by Carson City Sheriff’s Office, the Yerington Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force. Mr. LaFond is currently in custody at the Lyon County Jail.
The Carson City Sheriff’s office led the search for Kyle Steele, age 21. The Carson City Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Washoe Tribal Police and the Reno Airport Police. The Carson City Sheriff’s Office negotiated with Mr. Steele to turn himself in at the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Steele is currently in custody at the Carson City Jail.
Klamath County law enforcement and the Klamath County District Attorney’s office, along with the citizens of the Klamath community thank Nevada law enforcement for their prompt agreement to assist in locating these individuals and taking them into custody. We appreciate the professionalism and dedication shown and their participation in bringing quick and just closure for the Eggsman family.
Media Release by Eve Costello, Klamath County District Attorney