FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 20, 2020
CUSHING, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) arrested two individuals in connection with the murder of 40-year-old Patrick McGuire. Shortly before midnight on February 19, 2020, OSBI agents arrested 29-year-old Bridgett Barton and 23-year-old Troy Wayne (TJ) Shadowen in connection with the murder of McGuire and the fire that was set to his travel trailer. Shadowen faces one count each for First Degree Murder, Arson in the First Degree and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. Barton is charged with one count of Burglary in the First Degree. Both could face additional charges and they are both currently in the Payne County Jail.
At approximately 6:30 a.m. on February 17, 2020, a passerby saw a travel trailer on fire in the 100 block of North Wade. The passerby called 9-1-1 to report the fire. Responders found McGuire deceased. He had last been seen alive around 5 a.m.
This investigation is ongoing. If you have any information, please contact the OSBI at (800) 522-8017 or [email protected].
Booking photos are attached.