Mar 07,2009 00:00
Police: Deceased was Armed, Threatening Deputies with Firearm; 80-Year Old Woman Released on her own Recognizance Following Arraignment on Drug Charges
MULINO, Ore. – The identity of the man shot and killed by deputies as they served arrest warrants in connection with an alleged marijuana growing operation has been released, the involved deputies named, and the 80-year old woman who was arrested has been released on her own recognizance.
According to a news release prepared by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, the deceased was 68-year old Hubert Henkel. Henkel was the long-time companion of Marjorie Crawford, 80, and on March 4 about 10:30 p.m. deputies went to 13262 S. Macksburg Road in Mulino to arrest the couple on warrants received March 2 for manufacturing, delivery and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).
Two deputies, Brian Lister and Jesse Ashby, reportedly identified themselves and were confronted at the door by Henkel, non-compliant, armed and pointing his firearm “in a threatening fashion directly at each of the two deputies”. Without specifically saying that one or both of the deputies fired, the news release stated that Henkel was fatally shot and died at the scene.
Crawford experienced medical issues unrelated to the incident and was taken from the scene by ambulance. She was arrested for manufacturing, delivery and possession of marijuana and was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail. Crawford was arraigned on Thursday and released on her own recognizance, the sheriff’s office stated. She is due back in court on April 6.
Lister and Ashby were placed on administrative leave following the incident, as is departmental policy. Both deputies have been with the department since January 2007.
Deputy Lister was with the Molalla Police Department dating back to December 1998, and was with the Seaside Police Department between May 2003 and January 2007.
Deputy Ashby was a reserve officer with the West Linn Police Department from October 2001 and July 2003, then moved into a full-time officer position where he served until January 2007.
“At the conclusion of this investigation -- conducted by the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team with interagency participation -- this completed investigation will be submitted to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office for consideration of an independent Grand Jury review,” the sheriff’s public information officer stated.