Docs: Man points gun at three men over their music choice

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A reportedly intoxicated Newport man loaded a black handgun and pointed it at three men on Sunday, according to court documents, because he didn’t like the music they were playing and wanted to scare them.

Terry McCutcheon, 44, was arrested and lodged in Lincoln County Jail on Sunday. He’s facing multiple charges including three counts of menacing. 

A probable cause affidavit shows that three men were playing music in the parking lot between the Mini Pet Mart and the Y Pay More? store in Newport at around 8:36 p.m. on Sunday when McCutcheon allegedly got out of his car and told them to play some good music. One of the men told police that he told McCutcheon​​​​​​​ to “shut up and mind his own business.” That’s when McCutcheon​​​​​​​ returned to his car, “racked the (gun’s) slide” and pointed it at the three guys. They then ran away and called police. One of them, according to the affidavit, hid in a bush. 

The three men told police McCutcheon instigated the confrontation and that they were 20-30 feet away from him at all times. 

McCutcheon, visibly drunk, according to an officer on scene, later admitted to police that he loaded the gun to try and scare the three men. According to the affidavit, he admitted to police that he made a mistake and that he knew it right away.

Here are McCutcheon’s full charges:

  • Menacing (x3)
  • Unlawful use of a weapon
  • Pointing a firearm at another

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