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Four arrested in Oregon City home-invasion murder

by: Courtesy of CCSO, Authorities have arrested Shannon R. Pierce (top left), Darold M. Hagerman (top right), Diana L. Engle (bottom left) and Charles Jenkins Jr. (bottom right)in connection with the April 17 murder of an Oregon City man.

The fourth suspect in last week's home invasion robbery and murder in Oregon City was arrested Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities said 38-year-old Charles Jenkins Jr. of Portland was not aware he was wanted in connection with the April 17 shooting of an Oregon City man during a home-invasion robbery on South Maple Lane Road.

Det. Jim Strovink said Jenkins called his parole and probation officer in North Portland to apologize for being late.

'His parole and probation officer was well aware that he was wanted,' Strovink said. 'He instructed his client to 'yeah, by all means, come on in, no problem.''

Strovink said Jenkins did just that and was immediately arrested by Portland police officers.

At about 5 p.m. Tuesday, deputies arrested Diana Lynn Engle, 46, and Shannon Ray Pierce, 40, both of Oregon City, at a restaurant in Southeast Portland. They were taken into custody without incident.

Darold Michael Hagerman, 24, of Oregon City, was arrested at his home Tuesday evening.

Charges against the suspects include first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and first-degree kidnapping in the late-night attack that killed 31-year-old Joseph Ryan Pankonin of Oregon City. Pankonin was shot outside a house at 15275 South Maple Lane Road shortly after 11 p.m. during the robbery on the night of April 17.

'A lot of resources were put into finding these individuals,' said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. 'All three of the individuals have a criminal history,' which he described as 'extensive.'

Roberts said the South Maple Lane Road house was targeted because of drug activity at the residence in the past. The home invasion was not random, detectives said, and the attackers were looking for drugs and cash.

'There was clearly drugs, money and property, which included methamphetamine and marijuana,' Roberts said.

Pankonin didn't live at the house but was there with a man and a woman, who also was punched during the attack.

Frank Lenzi of KPAM 860 contributed to this story