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Mayor is accused of making gun threats

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Drizzt, May 14, 2003.

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  1. Drizzt

    Drizzt Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Moscow on the Colorado, TX
    Kansas City Star

    May 14, 2003, Wednesday METROPOLITAN EDITION


    LENGTH: 347 words

    HEADLINE: Mayor is accused of making gun threats

    BYLINE: LINDA MAN; The Kansas City Star

    The mayor of the Cass County community of Creighton faces a June
    court date on charges of threatening two residents with a handgun.

    In one incident, the alleged threats were audiotaped.

    Cass County prosecutors this month charged Robert Schur, 65, with
    two counts of exhibiting a deadly weapon.

    The allegations, as outlined in court documents:

    Late on the afternoon of April 22, Schur drove to a house,
    yelling obscenities. When a resident walked to Schur's pickup to see
    what the trouble was, Schur picked up a handgun from the seat and
    pointed it at him. Schur said that if he killed him, plenty of people
    would give him an alibi.

    Schur vented about 30 to 40 minutes about a variety of things,
    including the resident's unkempt yard, and waved the gun around.

    The resident's mother told law enforcement that she quickly
    figured out what was going on and audiotaped the exchange. She
    provided it to the Cass County sheriff's office as evidence.

    Another resident complained that Schur drove to his home that
    afternoon and threatened him.

    The man told police that Schur got out of his pickup and said:
    "I'm taking you down. I'm the new cop in town."

    The resident told police that Schur pulled a semiautomatic
    handgun from his waistband and pointed it at him. The man went
    inside, and Schur drove away.

    A Creighton police officer later questioned Schur by telephone,
    and Schur allegedly responded: "It's true; I pointed a gun at him.
    I'm sick of these ... in this town. Somebody's got to do something
    about them."

    Shortly afterward, Schur went to a third home, and pounded on and
    kicked in the front door. No one showed up.

    The Creighton officer saw Schur and arrested him. The officer
    reported that Schur smelled of alcohol and slurred his speech.

    Schur declined to comment Tuesday. His next court date is June

    Creighton is a town of about 300 people in the southeast corner
    of Cass County.
  2. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Carpinteria, California
    Makes California look a little better. Thanks.
  3. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Idahohoho, the jolliest state
    Every time I see ...s in my town, I start to feel hostile, too. </sarcasm>
  4. El Tejon

    El Tejon Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Lafayette, Indiana-the Ned Flanders neighbor to Il
    Fie, pretty tame. In Chicago now they pull guns out at Aldermanic meetings. Motion carried?:D
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