Resident takes open aim at neighbor's property
Some area residents are experiencing a unique situation, falling victim to an outdated law that allows landowners to be robbed of their own property by decriminalized trespassers. It's an application of the sometimes bizarre phenomenon called squatters' rights, and a dramatically blatant and self-admitted case of it has been going on in Klickitat County over the last few years.
Roger Repenn, who farms 40 acres with his wife of 48 years in Centerville, began his squatter nightmare after his purchase of an additional 20 acre lot in 1984. On June 10, 2013, Repenn gave the property to his son, Ryan Repenn.
In 2014, Robert Rineheart, a resident on the adjacent property, installed a new fence h...