A criminal complaint filed by Oil City police patrolman Timothy Karns says officers were dispatched to the Nickel bar for a report that a man there had pulled a gun on another man.
After arriving on the scene, Karns was told by witnesses and the victims that the culprit, Brandon Corle, 24, had already fled the scene in his mother’s maroon-colored truck, the complaint said.
The victims claimed the incident stemmed from an altercation that took place between Corle and one of the men, and a third man tried to break it up.
The complaint said Corle retrieved a pistol from his mother’s truck during the course of the altercation and pointed the firearm at both men while running toward them.
Officers cleared the scene, but a few minutes later, they were dispatched to the North Side Country Fair for a report of Corle brandishing the firearm in the parking lot, the complaint said.
Karns arrived and identified Corle as the front passenger in a maroon truck backing out of a parking space, the complaint said.
Corle was detained and a 9mm pistol, which contained a magazine and a bullet in the chamber, was found in his right rear pocket.
The complaint said Karns reviewed video footage from Country Fair and it shows Corle in the parking lot pointing the gun in the face of one of the men from the Nickel incident.
Corle went back to the truck, but after a few seconds, he ran to the other side of the parking lot toward the man again while pointing the gun in his direction. There were also numerous other people in the parking lot and inside the store, the complaint said.
Corle has been charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault and two misdemeanor counts of recklessly endangering another person.
He was arraigned before district judge Matthew Kirtland and placed in the Venango County jail after failing to post $15,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for May 11 in Venango County Central Court.