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PCSP: Hebron man points handgun at his girlfriend

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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 residence.

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.”

Day admitted firing the shot--“To show her I meant business”--but denied pointing the weapon at the woman, police said.

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.


Posted 9/26/2013