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73-year-old man accused of pointing gun at real estate agent

A 73-year-old man arrested Wednesday for allegedly pointing a gun at a real estate agent was released from jail today on his own recognizance. Patrick D. Porter faces a charge of second-degree assault after the incident. Court documents say Porter told police a car pulled onto his property and he confronted the driver after retrieving his gun, a Walther PK .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol. The driver of the car, a real estate agent, called 911 after she drove away. She told police that she pulled in front of the house next door to Porter’s residence in the 5900 block of North Monroe to show the house to a client. The tire tracks in the snow indicated the woman was never on Porter’s property, documents say. The deputy prosecuting attorney handling the case asked for a $15,000 bond because Porter’s response was “extreme and seemingly without reason.” Porter’s attorney argued that he should be released because of his age, health issues and lack of criminal history. Porter was ordered not to possess any firearms while the case is pending.
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