Irrigon Man Arrested on Assault & Weapons Charges

On July 1, at approximately 6:09pm, Morrow County Communications Center received a 911 call regarding a man with a knife.  Two responding units were on scene within three minutes, Deputy Aaron Haak and Deputy Ryan Jundt had the suspect detained within two minutes of arrival.

The caller advised that a man with a knife, was chasing him and making threats towards him.  Sheriff Ken Matlack, and several deputies assisted in the investigation and interviews, covering three separate crime scenes and three victims.

After investigation; Keel, Jay Dee, a 61-year-old male resident of Irrigon was charged with Attempted Assault I, Unlawful Use of a Weapon (x3), Menacing (x3), Reckless Endangering of Another (x3), Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Criminal Mischief II (x2).  Bail is set at $330,000.00.  He is lodged in the Umatilla County Jail.