Alleged Marigold shooter faces 14 charges

By on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

PENDLETON – The man arrested for shooting at a car, injuring one of its occupants, near the Marigold Hotel in Pendleton will be in court for a pretrial conference on Nov. 30. Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus said Steven Enko, 40, of Pendleton is facing many serious charges, including five counts of unlawful use of a weapon.

“It’s 14 different charges that he’s facing,” Primus said. “The vehicle that was shot at had five different victims in there, so there are charges for each one of those.”

At last report, Enko had not waived his right to a speedy trial. Since he was arrested on Nov. 9 that would mean his trial would have to begin by Jan. 9, 2022. While it is a complex case, Primus said the Pendleton Police Department has done a fantastic job.

“Pendleton Police Department provides us with everything we need to move forward on this case, so we’ll be prepared when it goes to trial,” he said.