Kayakers shot at on Burro Creek

I’ve been wanting to check out Burro Creek for years.   Incredibly, a resident SHOT at kayakers and held them hostage.

Search and Rescue at Burro Creek
Search and Rescue at Burro Creek

http://kdminer.com/news/2017/feb/07/mcso-man-shoots-burro-creek-kayakers-says-they-tre/

BURRO CREEK – A Wikieup man is in jail after he allegedly shot at kayakers on Burro Creek Saturday.

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Danny Eugene Button, 66, for three counts of unlawful imprisonment, three counts of kidnapping, three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and three counts of endangerment, all felonies.

According to sheriff’s spokeswoman Trish Carter, deputies responded to the Burro Creek Campgrounds near U.S. Highway 93 around 3:30 p.m. regarding gunshots. The deputies talked to two men who said they were in a group of four from Flagstaff kayaking down the creek.

The men said they were about a mile downstream from the campgrounds when they heard a gunshot and saw an elderly man (later identified as Button) standing on the bank of the creek with a gun. The victims said Button fired four more rounds, one of which hit the water. …
Nobody was hurt, but the search and rescue operation must have cost a small fortune.

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