OKANOGAN - A Tenino man accused of forcing two hunters to the ground at gunpoint and threatening to kill them near his vacation home east of Oroville last month faces several charges in Okanogan County Superior Court.
Patrick M. Shivnen, 52, is charged with first-degree robbery, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of unlawful imprisonment, two counts of harassment and theft of a firearm. He was released after posting $50,000 bail.
The victims, a 50-year-old Lake Stevens man and his 39-year-old cousin from Tacoma, told authorities they shot a grouse just before Shivnen pulled up in a pickup truck and confronted them with a shotgun, according to documents filed with the charges.
The charges, filed Oct. 19, allege Shivnen shoved the barrel of his shotgun in the Lake Stevens’ man’s chest and forced him to lie on his stomach, then put the shotgun in his face as he described how he planned to kill him. He also took his shotgun and forced the Tacoma man to the ground, the charges state.
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Shivnen accused the Lake Stevens man of stealing his no-trespassing signs and hunting on his property, according to court documents.He eventually released the two men, but kept the shotgun.
The men called Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies several hours later, after talking to their family.
After he was arrested, Shivnen told deputies that he was having coffee when he saw the two men trespassing on his property, and admitted to forcing them to the ground and holding them at gunpoint for about 30 minutes, according to court documents. Shivnen claimed the hunters shot at him when he approached in his truck, but deputies determined that a round in his pickup truck was fired from inside the truck.