The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man Sept. 12 after he allegedly attempted to hit two people with a baseball bat.

Arkansas City Police Department logoJason Don Porter, 47, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of felony aggravated assault. He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City.

Porter remained in custody at the time of this release.

Officers responded at 9:13 p.m. Sept. 12 to a disturbance in the 1600 block of North Sixth Street.

During their investigation, the two victims — a 17-year-old female and a 20-year-old male — reported that Porter had tried to strike them with the bat. He was contacted and subsequently arrested.

The female victim is related to Porter and the male victim is known to the suspect.

No injuries occurred during this incident.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.

This information was provided by City of Arkansas City Public Information Officer and Special Projects Coordinator Andrew Lawson.

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