District Judge Allows Charges to Proceed Against Man Charged in Homicide Outside Harborcreek Strip Club
The case is moving forward against the man charged in a homicide outside a strip club in Harborcreek Township last month.
All charges against Corey R. Kendig, 29, of Erie, will proceed following Friday's preliminary hearing. Magisterial District Judge Lisa Ferrick ordered Kendig be held for court on charges of homicide, aggravated assault and four counts of recklessly endangering another person.
Kendig was originally denied bond due to the homicide charge, but Erie County Court of Common Pleas Judge David Ridge Thursday granted the request to set bond. Kendig posted $100,000 straight bond and was released with conditions.
Troopers were called to Partner's Tavern at 4712 E. Lake Rd. at 1:43 a.m. Oct. 13 for a report of a shooting.
Investigators said Kendig left the tavern when multiple men approached and began assaulting him.
He fought back for a short time then pulled out a 9mm handgun and fired a round, hitting Jeremy A. Jones in the abdomen, State Police said.
Jones, 33, of McKean, was loaded into an ambulance, and EMS crews started treating him, but he died while the ambulance was still at the scene, according to investigators.
Troopers said Jones was one of four people nearby when Kendig fired the gun.
Kendig is being represented by attorneys Gene Placidi and John Carlson.