Man Arrested for Attempted Murder After Shooting at Three Males Attempting to Steal Marijuana

September 28, 2013 20:58


On Saturday September 28, 2013, at 4:08 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 13200 block of Southeast Division Street on the report that a man fired a gun at someone trying to steal marijuana from an outdoor grow.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted 44-year-old Robert Zachow, the apparent victim of the attempted marijuana theft. Officers also contacted three subjects in the neighborhood who were involved in the attempted theft.

Officers learned that the three subjects, 21-year-old Eric Presnall, an 18-year-old male and a 16-year-old male, attempted to steal Zachow's marijuana plants growing in the yard. Zachow confronted them with a shotgun and fired at the three who ran away.

None of the three were hit by gunfire.

The 16 and 18-year-old were released from the scene and not charged at this time.

Presnall was arrested on an outstanding warrant and booked into the Multnomah County Jail.

Zachow was charged with three counts of Attempted Murder and booked into the Multnomah County Jail. He will be arraigned on Monday in Multnomah County Court.



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