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Dispute Leads to Physical Altercation, Gun Being Brandished and Discharged


Curran.jpgRichard Curran


Cherokee County law enforcement was dispatched to a disturbance just outside of Baxter Springs around 4:30 Monday afternoon.

Upon their arrival, it was reported a vehicle was driving down west 12th Street when a resident stood in the roadway hindering the driver's ability to proceed.  The driver, who also lives nearby, exited the vehicle which was occupied by an adult woman and a young child. Upon exiting the vehicle, a physical altercation ensued in the roadway between the driver and resident. 

The resident is then suspected of retrieving and discharging a firearm and striking the vehicle.

Arrested at the scene was 55-year-old Richard Curran, of rural Baxter Springs.

Curran is being held in the Cherokee County Jail on allegations of Attempted Manslaughter, Aggravated Child Endangerment, three counts of Aggravated Assault and Battery.

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