Two jailed on menacing charges


An Oregon State Police officer responded to a menacing complaint at around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, near milepost 34 on Highway 20.

The person making the complaint said he was following a silver Subaru when a passenger in that car pointed a handgun at him. After following that car for several miles on Harlan Burnt Woods Road, the man making the complaint said the driver of the Subaru stopped, got out of his vehicle and came toward him, yelling and blocking his way. The man drove around the Subaru and said the other driver then followed him until he got home. 

The OSP officer located the Subaru at an address on Harlan Road several hours later, and two males were found there who matched the descriptions provided by the complainant.

The passenger in the Subaru, identified as Joseph William Mickenham, 22, of Eddyville, reportedly admitted to pointing a fully loaded, 9 mm Ruger handgun at the victim in an attempt to intimidate him. Mickenham was arrested on charges of unlawful use of a weapon and menacing.

The driver of the Subaru, identified at Matthew Donald Ficek, 24, also of Eddyville, reportedly admitted to menacing the other driver, and he was arrested on a menacing charge.

Both men were lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

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