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Two Port Orford Men In Custody

PORT ORFORD, Ore. — Two suspects sought following the January 11th baseball bat assault of a 49-year old man north of Port Orford were arrested last Thursday. They are currently in custody at Curry County Jail and face charges of attempted murder, robbery, and assault.

On January 17 Detective John Riddle of the Oregon State Police (OSP) 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 the 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 facing charges of attempted murder, assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree, and robbery in the first degree.

OSP, with the assistance of Curry County law enforcement agencies, previously requested the public’s help to locate both suspects since they allegedly were involved in the serious injury assault. The 49-year old victim was found during the early morning hours of January 11th 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 ongoing 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.