02-14-2018

Beshear: Clinton County man indicted after discharging gun in home

Kentucky Press News Service

FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Special Prosecutions announced the indictment of a Clinton County man for firing a handgun in the home of his estranged wife, while their son was present.

Daniel R. Guffey, 53, of Albany, was indicted in Clinton County Circuit Court on Feb. 8, on two counts each of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, third-degree terroristic threatening and third-degree criminal mischief, according to a news release.

Prosecutors in Beshear’s office alleged that on Nov. 7, 2017, Guffey kicked in the door to his wife’s home, while their minor son was present, and discharged a firearm, damaging her stove.

First-degree wanton endangerment and criminal mischief are Class D felonies, and the remaining charges are misdemeanors. Guffey faces a prison sentence of one to 15 years if convicted. A charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. CST, March 1, in Clinton Circuit Court in front of Judge David L. Williams.

Beshear said Guffey is currently on home incarceration.

Beshear’s Office of Special Prosecutions is prosecuting the case with assistance from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.