NASHVILLE – A local man has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of firearms.
On the morning of Feb. 1, Nashville Police Officer Justin Garner was dispatched to Hutchinson Street in Nashville regarding someone being shot at.
According to a press release issued by Nashville Assistant Police Chief Amy Marion, Officer Garner spoke with Ivory Nunally and he stated that “he was across the street from 808 S. Hutchinson St. when Johnny Ray Porter came outside yelling at him. Mr. Nunally stated that Mr. Porter fired a shot toward him.”
When Garner went to speak with Porter, he noticed a spent shell casing lying on the porch. Porter, 66, of Nashville, was arrested for aggravated assault and possession of firearms by certain person and taken to the Howard County Jail.
Marion said that during the search of the residence, “officers located a High Point .380 pistol. The spent casing was also a .380 cailber.” Porter is currently on parole with the Arkansas Department of Correction.
Porter made his first appearance in Howard County Circuit Court on Feb. 3 before Judge Tom Cooper and entered a not guilty plea to the charges. He was ordered to return on April 13 for pretrial and April 26 for trial. His bond is set at $25,000.