|Eugene L. Daven|
Yet another example, of the many, for why the registry should be taken offline and used by police only.
By Joe Scott
The neighbor told police Daven has harassed him and his family since discovering his sex crime against a child.
A St. Charles County man faces criminal charges after he threatened to shoot and kill a neighbor because he is on the sex offender registry.
Eugene L. Daven, 52, was charged Saturday with unlawful use of a weapon, harassment and third-degree assault.
A St. Charles County deputy said Daven was yelling and cursing at his neighbor Saturday and threatened his life.
“I’ll put a bullet in you. I’ve got a gun,” Daven said. He then went inside and came out with a gun and pointed it at his neighbor.
“I’m going to shoot you through the heart because you touch little kids,” Daven told his neighbor, according to a court document.
The neighbor told a St. Charles County Sheriff’s deputy that since Daven discovered he is a registered sex offender, he has been harassing him and his family and telling everyone that he is a child molester. The man had been convicted of having sex with a 14-year-old.
The deputy found two bb guns in Daven’s home, and one matched the description given by the neighbor.
As Daven was being booked, he told officers, “When I get out I’m going to kill that (expletive).”
Daven posted a $15,000 bond and was released from jail Tuesday. He has been ordered to have no contact with the victim.