Thursday, June 29, 2017

**** Update #3 **** Suspects Plea In Homicide - Josephine County Major Crimes Team Investigation Homicide

**** UPDATE #3 **** SUSPECTS PLEA IN HOMICIDE - JOSEPHINE COUNTY MAJOR CRIMES TEAM INVESTIGATION HOMICIDE


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2017 4:29 PM
On June 28, 2017, Marshall MCKENNA, Carroll BALLARD and Blake SIBLEY entered plea agreements for Murder and Robbery 1 related to the death of Robert L. HUNTINGTON in Josephine County.

Marshall MCKENNA plead to murder with a firearm, was sentenced to true life with a possibility of parole after 25 years, and life time post prison supervision on one count of Murder with a Firearm.

Carroll (BJ) BALLARD plead to Manslaughter in the First Degree and Robbery in the First Degree, and received a total of 15 years prison (sentenced on 4/21/16) & agreed to be a testifier against Marshall McKenna.

Blake SIBLEY plead to Manslaughter in the First Degree and Robbery in the First Degree, and received a total of 10 years prison (sentenced on 3/17/16) & agreed to be a testifier against Marshall McKenna & Carroll (BJ) Ballard.


***UPDATE #2 - FUGITIVE ARRESTED IN HOMICIDE*** JOSEPHINE COUNTY MAJOR CRIME TEAM INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE (PHOTO)

News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: April 2nd, 2016 1:07 PM
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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.

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Previous Release:

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.

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Previous Release:

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.

More information will be released when it is available.
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