BARSTOW – A 51-year-old Barstow man was arrested for pulling a gun on his girlfriend during an argument on Saturday evening.
Barstow Police Station officers were dispatched to a 911 call that pinged in the 900 block of Navajo Street. During the call, the dispatcher could hear a man mentioning a gun and shooting someone. When they arrived in the area, the officers checked several home, including the home of Perry Porter. When they spoke with Porter, they were told that they did not make the call and they were not able to locate any signs of a disturbance. While they were beginning to leave the area, a 45-year-old woman flagged the officers down. She told that she and Porter were involved in an argument and Porter had pulled a gun on her. She told officers that she was able to get the gun away from him and hide it from him after running out of the home.
Officers returned to the home as Porter attempted to drive away from the home. He was detained and positively identified by the victim. Porter ran from the officers, but was located during an area check in the 900 block of Carson Street. When the officer contacted Porter, he attempted to flee again but after a brief struggle, he was taken into custody.
The gun was recovered and was found to be loaded. The gun was also learned to have been stolen from Bakersfield, California. Porter, a convicted felon with multiple felony convictions was booked into the High Desert Detention Center. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Contreras at the Barstow Police Department, (760) 256-2211. Those wishing to remain anonymous may also report criminal activity by calling the WE-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME or on We-Tip’s website at www.wetip.com.
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