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October 16, 2012

Logansport man held in fight with wife

Suspect accused of shooting at house.

LOGANSPORT — An Oct. 18 initial hearing was scheduled for a 27-year-old Logansport man accused of firing a rifle toward the Henry Street home he shared with his wife and their five children.

Michael Raymond Murray appeared before Cass Superior Court II Judge Rick Maughmer Monday to face a class C felony charge of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and a class A misdemeanor charge of interference with emergency communications. He was held in the Cass County Jail Monday on a bond of $2,000 cash or $10,000 surety.

Murray was at the home he and his family share on Henry Street Sunday when two of his friends came over to return a ladder they had borrowed a few weeks back, according to a Logansport police report.

The couple brought Murray a bottle of Canadian Superior Whiskey to express their gratitude for his recent help in finding a vehicle, according to the report.

The report states Murray, who served two tours in Iraq with the U.S. Army, had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, and he and his wife were experiencing marital problems.

Witnesses told police Murray had been drinking the whiskey when his wife informed him she and the kids had found a new place to live and were leaving. When Murray began to shout at his wife, she tried to call the police until he grabbed the phone and threw it across the dining room, according to the police report. Murray, later interviewed by police, denied that accusation.

As his wife was loading the children in her car, Murray came outside with Ruger 1022, .22-caliber rifle and began shooting toward the house, the report states. Witnesses told police one child was in the residence during the shooting.

Murray’s wife took the children and drove to a pay phone to call police when, shortly before 6 p.m., Murray drove off with two companions in a 1999 pewter-colored minivan, according to the police report. Police put out an all-points bulletin in Fulton and Miami counties to search for the van, and Murray turned himself in to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department shortly before 7 p.m., according to the report.

If convicted, Murray could face between two and eight years in prison for the felony and up to a year in jail for the class A misdemeanor.

• Jason M. Rodriguez is associate editor of the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5117 or jason.rodriguez@pharostribune.com.

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