Suspect Indicted in Clackamas County Double Homicide

A Clackamas man has been indicted and arraigned for his alleged role in a Clackamas County double homicide last month, while a warrant remains outstanding for a second suspect, who is currently being investigated for an officer-involved shooting in another state.

Frank Nifon, 24, was indicted by a Clackamas County Grand Jury for first-degree murder and weapons charges this week in connection with the October 12 double homicide of 42-year-old Stanafurd Samuel Lee Blacknall and 32-year-old Jamahl Akeem William Nash.

Nifon was originally arrested on October 31 in Cowlitz County, Washington, and extradited to Oregon. He was arraigned before Judge Katherine Weber on Thursday, November 17, and a no-bail hold was imposed by the court.

Nash and Blacknall were found dead in a vehicle shortly before 2 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, after it hit a fire hydrant near the intersection of Southeast 122nd and Ford Avenue in Clackamas. The vehicle had evidence of being involved in a shooting, and both men had suffered gunshot wounds.

The primary suspects in the shooting were identified by law enforcement following Nifon’s arrest on October 31. At the time, the second suspect, Kaythan “Mar Mar” Tenry, 19, remained at large.

Kaythan Tenry.
However, Tenry is now in custody in Washington after a pursuit by law enforcement that culminated in an officer-involved shooting near Tenino on November 14.

That incident reportedly started when Lewis County, Washington, deputies began pursuit of a car that was wanted out of Oregon. The chase continued north into Thurston County, where witnesses say the suspects got out, shot at one car, then stole a truck before the shootout with officers.

Tenry was shot and injured in the incident, while a second suspect, his 21-year-old cousin, Phymor Tenry, of Gresham, was killed. Once any charges are resolved in Washington, Kaythan Tenry is expected to be extradited to Clackamas County.

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