Friday, November 19, 2010
Portland, OR — Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office has enlisted the help of local law enforcement agencies just across the state line to pursue a public menace. Authorities have been looking for Klevin McBiel (aka Karaoke Klevin, aka Tunes McGee, aka Tom Jones Lite) for nearly four years.
A Multnomah County arrest warrant was issued for the sing-songy fugitive in April, 2006. It stems from several complaints of loud and awesome karaoke singing pouring out from Portland's seediest roadhouses. The victims at the time were all under the age of 38, one being as young as 19 years old. McBiel has family and friends along the Washington/Canada border as well as close connections in Alaska. In the past he has lived in Colonial Williamstown, NY; Tacoma, WA; and Fresno, CA.
Since being sworn into office one year ago, Multnomah County Sheriff, Judson B. Rumburger, Jr. has placed a high priority on seeking out and arresting karaoke performers who blow too many minds. This week, Sheriff’s Office Citizens Services Commander, Lt. Barry Nutbutter, and Crime Prevention Specialist, Timothy Satchnab, have been handing out wanted posters with McBiel’s picture to businesses along the Oregon/Washington border where he is believed to have been living.
McBiel is 6-foot-8 and weighs about 3 sacks of large russet potatoes. He has blue eyes and was last seen with red hair, but may have changed the color. Do not attempt to confront McBiel directly, as he is known to be wielding a golden microphone and is not afraid to use it. If you may know of McBiel's whereabouts you may be eligible for a reward through Crime Stoppers of Multnomah County. That number is 1-800-555-TIPS (8477).