Oregon man accused of indecent liberties

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

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A Eugene, Ore., man is accused of threatening a woman early Saturday after she confronted him about making unwanted advances towards a female guest at a party in Camas.

Teo Ramirez-Pena, 30, of Eugene appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of second-degree assault and indecent liberties. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Nov. 8.

Judge Scott Collier held him on $75,000 bail, which Ramirez-Pena's brothers posted the same day. The defendant plans to hire an attorney.

Clark County sheriff's deputies were called Saturday to a reported shooting at a party at a residence in the 8000 block of Northeast 298th Court.

The homeowner told police that one of her female guests had complained that Ramirez-Pena was "touching (her) and making inappropriate comments," according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court.

The homeowner confronted Ramirez-Pena and told him if he wanted to remain at the party, he would have to stop touching the guests, the affidavit says.

"'Do you know who I am?'" he responded, repeatedly, according to the affidavit. Then, he reached into his coat pocket, pulled out a handgun and loaded it, the affidavit says.

"'I can (expletive) you up,'" he told the homeowner, according to the affidavit.

"'Go ahead and shoot me; you'll go to prison if you do," she replied, according to the affidavit.

Other guests approached during the confrontation, prompting Ramirez-Pena to put the gun back in his pocket, the affidavit says.

Sheriff's deputies arrested him around 1:36 a.m.

He has no felony history in Washington state, according to court documents.