SOUTH BEND — Former Notre Dame assistant football coach Corwin Brown was charged today with three felonies related to his seven-hour stand-off with police last week at his Granger home.
Brown, 41, faces one count of class B felony criminal confinement, one count of class C felony criminal confinement and one count of class D domestic battery.
A warrant for Brown’s arrest was issued Tuesday afternoon, and bond was set at $5,000.
Prosecutors allege that prior to the standoff, Brown got into an argument with his wife Melissa at their home, 10135 Glynwater Court. He allegedly threatened to burn her clothing and grabbed her around the neck.
When she attempted to flee with their three children to the outside patio, he allegedly dragged her back into the home.
Melissa struck her head on the door frame while Brown forced her back inside, according to prosecutors, resulting in bruising and swelling on her forehead.
During the altercation, according to prosecutors, Brown had a handgun in his pocket. At one point, Melissa Brown grabbed the gun and a struggle ensued. The gun accidentally discharged, prosecutors said.
Brown eventually let Melissa exit the home, and barricaded himself in the home for seven hours while the St. Joseph County SWAT unit negotiated with him to come out.
The standoff ended when officers heard two gunshots coming from the home’s enclosed garage. Brown exited the garage from "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the torso," according to charging documents.
In a statement issued Tuesday, Brown’s family said the bullet missed his vital organs.
Police said he is being held in a "secured medical facility" while he recovers from the injuries.