Pittsburg man charged with 5 counts of child endangerment

Pittsburg Man Charged With 5 Counts Of Child Endangerment
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PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg police arrest a man for aggravated child endangerment, domestic battery and assaulting a law enforcement officer.

Around 3:13 am this morning, Pittsburg police officers responded to 1406 Bitner Terrace. They took a report of a domestic incident where a male allegedly had damaged property and fired a gun in the backyard.

When officers got there, they encountered 39-year-old Corbin Gene Murray, of Pittsburg. Murray was sitting in the backyard.

According to the Pittsburg Police Department, Murray had a shotgun and a rifle in firing position in front of him. Police say they were pointed in the direction of a responding officer.

Authorities say they gave commands to Murray to drop the weapons. The Police Department says he did not comply. So, a second responding officer approached him from a different angle and subdued Murray. According to the press release, the officer knocked both weapons from Murray’s control.

After investigating, authorities state they found that before police arrival, Murray “battered a female subject inside the residence and had caused damage to items inside the residence.”

Police say they determined that multiple children were present inside at the time of the incident.

They took Murray to the Crawford County Jail. According to online court records, prosecutors have filed the following charges against Murray:

  • Aggravated assault of LEO; Use of a deadly weapon
  • (5 counts) Aggravated endangering a child; Reckless situation to child <18 
  • Possession of firearm while under influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Domestic battery; Knowing rude physical contact w/ family member or dating relationship
  • Criminal damage to property; Without consent value < $1000