MULBERRY — A Mulberry man is in jail today following his arrest on a variety of charges related to domestic violence.
According to a release from Crawford County Sheriff Dan Peak, at about 10:19 a.m. Thursday, deputies were dispatched to 208 S. Clements in Mulberry, regarding an ongoing domestic violence incident. Deputies met the reporting alleged victim who told them of an incident which occurred Thursday, as well as a previous incident from Wednesday in which she was allegedly assaulted by Karac Jackson Burghart; 32, of Mulberry.
The victim told authorities that on April 4, at 903 W. Perry in Mulberry, Burghart had assaulted her and intentionally discharged a firearm in her direction. This incident went unreported until today, when she was once again physically assaulted when she tried to leave the home. The victim was able to leave the residence and called 911 from a neighbor’s house.
Deputies were informed that Burghart was still at the West Perry address and was possibly armed with a rifle and pistol. Burghart had allegedly made threats to use the weapon prior to the victim fleeing the house with two children. Deputies were able to locate Burghart in the front yard of the residence where he was taken into custody without incident on charges of aggravated assault, aggravated domestic battery, criminal threat, aggravated child endangerment, criminal use of a weapon and unlawful discharge of a weapon. Several firearms were seized after clearing the residence.
Due to the condition of the home and unstable environment, four children were taken into police protective custody. The children were later placed by Juvenile Intake Officers.
Bond had not been set for Burghart as of presstime.
The incident remains under investigation by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.