From staff reports
A Seneca man is facing kidnapping and other charges for threatening his former girlfriend with a BB gun.
Oil City police said in a criminal complaint they were called Wednesday evening to a house in Lewis Alley where Brenton Shaw, 44, had showed up “brandishing a firearm” that police later determined was a black BB gun.
Shaw’s former girlfriend told police she had broken up with Shaw a few weeks earlier “due to him being both verbally and physically abusive,” the complaint said.
Shaw is facing a felony charge of kidnapping to inflict injury or terror, misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats, simple assault and disorderly conduct and a summary count of harassment.
He was arraigned Thursday, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled Wednesday in Venango County Central Court.