Shane Thomas Saxon’s former business partner told police the 45-year-old Greenwood man had no intention of letting him leave the scene of a confrontation between them alive.
“Your (sic) not going anywhere (expletive), and your (sic) going to die tonight,” Saxon said during the July 26 confrontation at a Plowden Avenue heating and cooling store, according to the former partner’s account to police.
Saxon, of 96 Fourth St., faces charges of kidnapping, first-degree assault and battery, attempted murder, discharging a firearm into a dwelling and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Saxon turned himself in to police on Monday, but new information about what happened that day emerged Tuesday when authorities released an incident report.
According to the narrative, the co-owner of a Plowden Avenue eatery showed up in the parking lot visibly intoxicated and struck his business partner in the throat after he was asked to leave.
In an effort to diffuse the situation, the man left and went to another business he owned. The other man arrived a short time later.
The man tried to stop his attacker from entering but was struck several times, the report said, leading to a physical fight. The assailant then stood up, sat the man in a chair that he pushed against the wall and pointed a gun at him.
“Mr. Saxon then stuck what appeared to be a silver revolver into (redacted) mouth and advised him that he no longer was a partner at the business and that he was going to kill him tonight,” police wrote in an incident report.
The man fired four shots into the air before making the threat.
“Mr. Saxon advised him several times that if he got the law involved that he was going to kill him or have someone do it for him,” police wrote in an incident report.
The man was bludgeoned with the gun more than 12 times before the barrel was inserted into his mouth, police said.