MAYVILLE – A Jamestown man was charged Sunday after he allegedly threatened to shoot a camper’s dogs at the Chautauqua Gorge State Forest, according to New York State Police.
Troopers said Douglas Murvine, 62, of Jamestown, was charged with two counts of second-degree menacing and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
The Troopers responded to the Chautauqua Gorge State Forest in Mayville for a report of a male subject menacing several people with a rifle. Troopers said investigation revealed that Murvine became upset when another camper arrived with two dogs.
Murvine allegedly threatened to shoot the dogs and pointed a rifle at the victim and his dogs. Murvine then set the rifle down, picked up a rock and threatened to strike the victim with the rock, Troopers said. This all occurred in the presence of four children, Police said. Murvine was arrested, processed at SP Jamestown and transported to the Chautauqua County Jail.