More on Man Caught in Bremerton for Attempted Murder


It’s safe to say this occurrence is rare: man calls officer with complaint about a bowling alley. Officer responds, asks man for his name. Officer finds man is wanted for attempted murder.

Yet that’s exactly what happened in Bremerton Friday night. Shawn Patrick O’Brien, upset that he’d been kicked out of Bremerton Lanes for smoking a cigarette, called police to complain.

The 24-year-old, who was living in Tacoma, left before the cops could get there. Perhaps he knew he might be in trouble if he reported it.

In any case a Bremerton officer found him, and found the warrant for his arrest. The big mystery in our newsroom: just what were the circumstances behind such a warrant?
According to the Daily Comet of Louisiana, O’Brien had spent March installing pools and doing other contract work while staying with two other men.

One of the men, of Fort Polk, Louisiana, woke up March 26 in a motel room as O’Brien and Joesph W. Lavoie, 36, of Waterford, Mich., were allegedly holding him down, binding him with duct tape and gagging him.

They reportedly beat the Louisiana man with a hammer, broke glass bottles over his knees and kicked him with steel-toed boots, the Daily Comet said.

The men allegedly threatened to “cut his throat and throw him in the bayou,” as well. When the men tried to load the Louisiana
man into a trunk, he escaped and ran away while bound, gagged, and wearing just a jacket and underwear. He made it to a fitness gym where deputies were called.

The attack’s alleged motive was a $20 debt, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office reported to the Daily Comet.

O’Brien remains in the Kitsap County jail on $150,000 pending his extradition.

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