Alleged Arizona sex offender apprehended in Oregon
On Wednesday, September 19, Eric George McNeill, 65, was arrested at a campground near Klamath Falls by law enforcement officials from the U.S. Marshals, Oregon State Police, and Klamath Falls Police Department.
McNeill was charged July 26 by the Yavapai County District Attorney Office in Arizona with 22 counts of committing sex crimes against children.
McNeill's case was profiled on America's Most Wanted on September 14, 2012. Based on tips that were received, information suggested that McNeill may be in the Southern Oregon area, possibly near Chiloquin or Klamath Falls, Oregon.
U.S. Marshals from the Medford office began their fugitive investigation and the search for McNeill began to narrow. On September 19, Deputy Marshals spotted his vehicle at Hagelstein Park, a roadside campground off Highway 97 approximately eight miles north of Klamath Falls. McNeill was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Klamath County Jail and is awaiting extradition to Arizona.