Cregut faces multiple charges

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) The gunman who is being held in connection with a Monday midday shooting at a central Topeka gas station is facing more than a dozen charges.

According to a criminal complaint provided to Kansas First News, 50 year-old Daniel Lynn Cregut of Topeka was charged with four counts of attempted first degree murder.

In all, he faces a total of 14 felony charges and two misdemeanors.  The charges stem from Monday’s incident where, according to the complaint, Cregut held a woman at gunpoint.  The woman eventually talked Cregut into letting her get some cigarettes at the BP gas station at Huntoon and Lane.

Three people inside the business helped the woman hide from Cregut.  During the incident, Cregut fired a gunshot and struck Bryon Snyder.  He was hospitalized and is now in fair condition.  After the shooting, Cregut hid out at a nearby home and surrendered to police shortly before 6 p.m. Monday.

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