A Franklin County corrections officer was charged Monday with assault and wanton endangerment after police said he fired several shots near his wife and their 9-month-old baby.
Morgan Wood, 22, of 984 Pea Ridge Road, was arrested Saturday by Kentucky State Police troopers who said he fired at least seven shots in his home and around his family.
According to the police report, Wood fired his gun after a “heated argument” with his wife around 6 p.m. Saturday. The report cites Wood’s wife, who said Wood fired the gun four times in the house and three times outside in the air near her and their daughter.
When they arrived, police found a broken flowerpot and bullet holes in the living room window, according to the report.
Wood identified himself Monday in district court as a corrections officer for Franklin County Regional Jail. He pleaded not guilty to one felony count of wanton endangerment and one count of fourth-degree assault. Franklin District Judge Kathy Mangeot declined to lower Wood’s bail – set at $12,000 full cash bond – saying Wood could pose a threat to himself and others.
“The allegations in this complaint are disturbing to the court,” Mangeot said.
According to jail personnel files, Wood was hired as a third-class corrections officer in December 2011.
Wood is due back in court July 31. He is lodged at Woodford County Detention Center.