The case of a man accused of murdering his girlfriend in southern Leavenworth County has been bound over for arraignment.

The case of a man accused of murdering his girlfriend in southern Leavenworth County has been bound over for arraignment.

The arraignment for Dan S. Flannagan, 63, is scheduled for Sept. 12.

Leavenworth County District Judge Michael Gibbens ruled there was probable cause to bind over the case Tuesday after listening to testimony during a preliminary hearing.

Flannagan is charged with intentional second-degree murder in connection to the shooting death of Constance Perryman.

Perryman’s body was found April 6 on property located off of 198th Street south of Linwood.

Flannagan and Perryman had been living together on the property.

Four prosecution witnesses testified during the preliminary hearing including Deputy Patrick Horton of the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office.

Horton said the Sheriff’s Office was contacted late April 5, and he took a missing person report concerning Perryman that night. Perryman reportedly had last been seen April 3.

Horton said Perryman was found during a search of the property on the morning of April 6.

Among the other witnesses was Detective Dan Abramovitz of the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office. Abramovitz was the lead investigator in the case.

Abramovitz testified that Perryman’s body was found at the bottom of what he described as a rubble pile near the Kansas River. But he believes Perryman was killed at another location on the property.

He said blood, a cell phone and a flashlight were found in the area where Perryman is believed to have been killed.

Abramovitz testified the coroner determined Perryman died as a result of blood loss from a shotgun wound. The coroner believed a .410 shotgun caused the wound.

Abramovitz said two .410 shotguns were seized during a search of the property where Perryman lived with Flannagan. One of the shotguns was found in a living area used by Flannagan and Perryman. The other was collected from a bedroom of a roommate.

During an interview with investigators, Flannagan said he had become enraged. Flannagan told the investigators he had not been in a rage for 30 years, and the last time he was in a rage, he did not kill anyone, according to Abramovitz’s testimony.

“That is the statement he made,” Abramovitz said.

During a second interview, Flannagan denied killing Perryman, Abramovitz said.

Flannagan asked if the guns could be returned to his son. A lieutenant with the Sheriff’s Office indicated all of the guns except the one used to kill Perryman would be returned. Flannagan reportedly said the gun used in the shooting had been a gift, according to the testimony.

Another witness was David Hagman, who lives in a camping trailer on the property where Perryman’s body was found.

He testified that he heard noises the night of April 3 that he initially thought sounded like explosions.

Hagman also testified he heard someone yelling.

“I figured it was Dan,” Hagman said of the voice he heard.

Hagman described the voice as sounding demonic.

Hagman said the voice told someone to get out and leave. Hagman said the person screaming also may have said he was going to kill someone.

Hagman said he believes he later “heard another shot or something.”

Flannagan remains in custody at the Leavenworth County Jail.

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