A Hebron resident was arrested Wednesday on multiple charges after the
Porter County Sheriff’s Police said that he pointed a loaded handgun at his
girlfriend’s head, then fired it in the direction of a neighboring
Richard Day, 53, of 596 S. Ind. 2, was charged with intimidation, criminal
recklessness, pointing a firearm, and possession of steroids, police said.
According to police, at 6:20 p.m. officers were dispatched to Day’s
residence after his girlfriend reported that he’d threatened to kill her and
her son. On their arrival, officers made contact with the woman, who advised
that, after refusing to go buy Day more beer, he “became upset,” began
quarreling with her, and then, after going into the living room and
returning to the kitchen, held a silver handgun to her head and “stated that
if she didn’t leave he would kill her and her son.”
The woman further advised that she grabbed Day’s arm and pointed the gun
away from her head, prompting Day to fire one round “through the open
kitchen door towards the residence to the north.”
The investigating officer could find no evidence that Day’s round had struck
the neighboring residence, police said.
Recovered from Day’s residence were the Ruger .357 magnum which the woman
said he pointed at her, three other handguns, and 23 rifles, police said.
Also recovered: nine vials of steroids, police said.
Day was transported to Porter County Jail.