Pair facing charges of attempted murder

Written by Jane Stebbins, Pilot staff writer January 18, 2013 09:12 pm

Two Port Orford men wanted in connection with the assault of another man last Friday night have been arrested and are being held in the Curry County Jail on $5.5 million and $1 million bonds.

Allen Douglas Vonnevin, 33, and Glenn Allen Burkhow, Jr., 32, were being sought by local law enforcement after allegedly assaulting another man with a baseball bat and tossing his body over the edge of an ocean cliff at Paradise Point State Park in the early hours Jan. 11. Passersby on the beach found the injured man and called 911.

Vonnevin was discovered in a house Thursday evening, said Curry County Sheriff John Bishop, and Burkhow turned himself in.

 

The Sheriff’s Office is working with the Oregon State Police, which has jurisdiction over the case as it occurred in a state park. OSP Lt. Gregg Hastings said he had no other information to release as of press time.

Rescue personnel transferred the 49-year-old victim to the hospital; he was later flown by medical helicopter to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield where he underwent surgery for his injuries.