A Woodbine man is facing charges of attempted murder and wanton endangerment after police say a gun discharged as he and his wife struggled for possession it Friday morning.
Fifty-three-year-old Bryan Dwayne Karr was arrested just after 10 a.m. at the couple’s residence on Perkins Street near the General Shale Brick site.
Sheriff Colan Harrell said Karr and his wife had been arguing and at some point, the .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun came into play.
“He pointed the gun at his head and then pointed it at her,” Harrell said. “She grabbed the gun and got her hand around it.”
Harrell said the gun discharged, resulting in second-degree burns on the woman’s hand.
Whitley EMS was called to the scene and treated her wounds, but did not transport her to the hospital.
“She was wanting to leave,” Harrell said when asked what the couple was arguing about.
In addition to the couple, Harrell said two of the woman’s daughters were in the house.
Karr was charged with attempted murder, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and resisting arrest. In addition, he was served with a warrant for non-payment of fines.
Karr is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center without bond.
No court date has been set in the case.
Harrell along with Sergeant David Lennon, Kentucky State Police Trooper Duane Foley and Corbin Police Officer Rick Baker all responded to the scene.