McCracken Co. man arrested for firing gun at neighbor

McCracken Co. man arrested for firing gun at neighbor

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - A McCracken County man was arrested twice last week after he fired several gunshots at his neighbor's house and then returned to the neighborhood, violating his bond release.

Paducah police were called Thursday, Jan. 6 around 11:40 p.m. by Melissa Rodriguez of the 3200 block of Rucker Avenue. She and her friend, John Wines, told officers that when Wines arrived at the home, Howard Gorbarty, 44, of Paducah, came out of his nearby home and said something to Wines.

Wines said when he asked the suspect what he wanted, Gorbarty then asked if Wines if he wanted him to kill him before firing two shots at him.

Officers found two holes in the awning of Rodriguez' home, where the projectiles had struck. They said Gorbarty gave them several different accounts about what had happened, but admitted to having firing the shots.

Gorbarty was arrested on a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment and was booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail.

Officers were then called back to the neighborhood the next night on Friday, Jan. 7 at 10: 46 p.m., after Gorbarty had been released on bond.

He had allegedly returned to his home and was reportedly walking around the area with a flashlight.

Gorbarty showed officers a court order requiring him to have no contact with Rodriguez, but officers were able to confirm that the releasing judge had ordered Gorbarty to stay 1,000 yards away from Rodriguez' home.

Gorbarty was subsequently arrested again on a charge of violation of conditions of release and was taken back to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

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