A Porter resident was
arrested Tuesday on charges of stalking, carrying a handgun without a
license, and invasion of privacy, following a brief standoff with the Porter
County SWAT Team at a residence on Woodlawn Ave., Porter Police said.
According to police, at
11:03 a.m. a witness observed a male subject identified as Nathaniel Thomas
Jorden, 27, with an unlisted address, enter a house in the 200 block of
Woodlawn Ave. while carrying a black handgun.
From previous contacts with
Jorden, officers were aware that a protective order is in place prohibiting
Jorden from making contact with the resident of the house, who was not at
home at the time, police said.
Officers established a
perimeter around the house and one of them attempted to make contact with
Jorden. “After several attempts, there was no answer,” police said, at which
point the Porter County Sheriff’s Police was notified of “a possible armed
person in the residence” and assistance requested from its SWAT Team.
“Porter County SWAT
arrived on scene and was given control of scene,” police said. “After
several pings on (Jorden’s) cell phone, Verizon placed his cell phone within
the area of the 200 block of Woodlawn Ave.,” police said.
SWAT command subsequently
advised Porter PD that “Jorden was at the residence and that he had
contacted his attorney and that his attorney is negotiating his surrender.”
Jorden later left the house
without incident at 1:40 p.m., surrendered to the SWAT Team, and was
transported to Porter County Jail.
The resident of the home in
question then gave Porter PD consent to search her residence and officers
subsequently located a black 9mm handgun inside the home, police said.
The protective order
against Jorden was originally issued after he was charged with domestic
battery in connection with a disturbance at the home on Dec. 5, 2019, police