Troy James Queen to serve up to two years in custody for pistol-whipping woman he met online

A Scappoose man arrested in January after pulling a gun on a woman he was dating pleaded guilty Thursday, March 15, to coercion, unauthorized use of a weapon and interfering with making a report.

Troy James Queen, 48, of Scappoose, pleaded guilty in Columbia County Circuit Court last week in a plea deal and was sentenced to 19-24 months in custody, with three years of probation following incarceration.

In exchange for his guilty pleas, Queen's other charges of assault, kidnapping and menacing were dismissed. Queen

Queen was arrested Jan. 17 after a woman from Clatskanie reported to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office that a man she met through an online dating service had pulled a gun on her and threatened her during a trip they took to Garibaldi.

According to the woman, Queen took his gun out on the trip home from the coastal town, fired a shot into the air, and threatened her while striking her in the face with the weapon.

She said she had met Queen several times prior to making the trip with him.

Court documents indicate Queen could serve an additional two years in custody if he violates the terms of his probation. He is ordered to have no contact with the victim or her family.

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