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***UPDATE - FUGITIVE
ARRESTED IN HOMICIDE***
News Release from Oregon State Police Posted on FlashAlert: April 2nd, 2016 1:07 PM
On April 2, 2016, Marshall William MCKENNA, age 24, from Ponder, Texas, was taken into custody early this morning with the joint efforts of the US Marshals Service - Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force, US Marshals Service - Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force and the Denton County Sheriff's Office.
MCKENNA was lodged in the Webb County Jail in Laredo, Texas ending the five month fugitive manhunt.
This is an active investigation; no further information will be released at this time. Any inquiries should be directed to the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.
On October 25, 2015, Oregon State Police detectives arrested Carroll E "BJ" BALLARD and Blake R SIBLEY for Murder and Robbery 1 related to the death of Roger L HUNTINGTON. Both BALLARD and SIBLEY are Texas residents. They were lodged in the Josephine County Jail in Grants Pass.
The Josephine County Major Crime team is asking the public for assistance in locating a third suspect, Marshall William MCKENNA, age 23. MCKENNA is a white male, with blond hair and green eyes. He is approximately 5'9" tall and approximately 160 pounds. It is possible he is still in Oregon, current information suggests he may have fled the state. His last known address is in Ponder, Texas.
Anyone with information on MCKENNA is encouraged to call 911 or the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 541-776-6111
. The public should not attempt to contact MCKENNA, he should be considered armed and dangerous.
This is an active investigation, no further information will be released at this time. Any inquiries should be directed to the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.
On October 23, 2015, at 6:42 PM, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a person reporting a deceased male near the Lake Selmac boat ramp.
Sheriff's Deputies responded and found Roger L. HUNTINGTON, age 43, of Crescent
City, deceased in his black Chevrolet Trailblazer. Sheriff's deputies requested the assistance of the Oregon State Police.
After initial investigation by detectives with the Oregon State Police, the Josephine County Major Crime was activated to investigate HUNTINGTON's death which is being investigated as a homicide.
The Josephine County Major Crime consists of the Josephine County District Attorney's Office, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Police.
Anyone who has information regarding this investigation or was in the area of Lake Selmac on Friday afternoon and may have seen HUNTINGTON or his vehicle is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 541-776-6111.
Attorney: Murder was over drug deal
One of three suspects in the October killing of Crescent City man Roger Huntington, 43, was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison. Another still awaits court, and a third remains at large.
Blake Sibley, 21, of Denton County, Texas pleaded guilty in Josephine County Circuit Court this week to first-degree manslaughter and robbery in connection with what sources say was a high-volume drug deal gone bad, a claim supported by reports from Oregon authorities as well as Sibley’s defense counsel.
According to his attorney, Dan Simcoe, Sibley and his cohort Carroll “B.J.” Ballard, 23, had already made numerous trips north from Texas to purchase marijuana, but on their latest voyage they brought a third party named Marshall McKenna, 23, of Ponder, Texas.
The three men met Huntington late last year near the Lake Selmac, Oregon boat ramp, off U.S. 199 between Cave Junction and Grants Pass.
Simcoe said the trio had arranged to purchase 15 pounds of marijuana, which could sell for four times as much in Texas as it would locally. Simcoe said unbeknownst to Sibley, Ballard and McKenna “had made arrangements to try to get the marijuana without paying for it.”
In the ensuing struggle, McKenna allegedly pistol-whipped Huntington before shooting and killing him.
On Oct. 23, a jogger found Huntington’s body in his black Chevrolet TrailBlazer. Days later, Ballard was apprehended in Ashland and Sibley in Josephine County, according to the Grants Pass Daily Courier.
The search for McKenna, still at hand, has been handed over from the Josephine County Major Crime Team to U.S. Marshals. No representative of the Oregon or Northern California Marshal office replied to a request for an update Friday morning.
Sibley’s plea this week was part of a negotiated resolution that spared him from an additional charge of unlawful use of a weapon and second-degree assault. Simcoe said the deal in no way involved Sibley giving authorities information on McKenna’s whereabouts, of which he is completely ignorant.
“He has no information,” said Simcoe. “This was certainly unplanned by my client.”
Meanwhile, Ballard, also of Denton County, Texas, awaits an April 14 court date on charges including first-degree manslaughter and robbery as well as the same two spared from Sibley in his deal.
Ballard’s assigned public defender, Joe Maier, did not respond to a request for comment Friday.
McKenna’s charges are almost identical to Ballard’s, although as the alleged triggerman he faces aggravated murder with a firearm rather than first-degree manslaughter, according to Josephine County Deputy District Attorney Lisa Turner.
Initial reports from Oregon State Police describe McKenna as a white male, 5 feet 9 inches, and 160 pounds, with blond hair and green eyes. He is considered armed and dangerous by the Oregon State Police, who encourage anyone with information about him to contact their command center at 541-776-6111. In late October, Huntington’s sister remembered him as a truck driver and outdoorsman with a love for fishing. She did not reply to a request for comment Friday"
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You did the crime. Do the time little Marshall McKenna.
Take your lumps for ruining lives. Cowards kill & run. Man-up.
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US Marshal Service on the job. Way smarter...