Two suspects sought following the January 11th baseball bat assault of a 49-year old man north of Port Orford were arrested Thursday and are in custody in Curry County Jail on numerous charges including Attempted Murder, Robbery, and Assault.
On January 17, 2013, OSP Detective John Riddle spotted ALLEN DOUGLAS VONNEVIN, age 33, as he sat in the passenger seat of a vehicle driving in the Bandon area. With the assistance of Bandon Police Department, the vehicle was stopped and VONNEVIN was taken into custody without incident. Following the arrest, Riddle contacted the second suspect, GLENN ALLEN BURKHOW JR, age 32, by phone and arranged for BURKHOW to turn himself into police early that afternoon. They are both are held in custody on the following charges:
- Attempted Murder
- Assault in the First Degree
- Assault in the Second Degree
- Robbery in the First Degree
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Curry County-area law enforcement agencies, previously requested the public’s help to locate both suspects since they allegedly were involved in the serious injury assault. The victim was found January 11, 2013 at approximately 2:30 a.m. by uninvolved persons who called Curry County 9-1-1. Officers from OSP, Curry County Sheriff's Office, Brookings Police Department, and Port Orford Police Department responded to the scene along with emergency medical personnel.
Initial investigation determined the victim was assaulted by two known suspects with a baseball bat. The victim is being treated in a hospital for serious injuries.
Detective Riddle has been assisted in this investigation by Curry County Sheriff’s Office Detective Dave Gardiner and several other officers from OSP, Curry County SO, and Brookings and Port Orford police departments.