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The City of Arkansas City strives to provide a high quality of life for its citizens by furnishing a variety of efficient services in a professional, courteous manner.

Ark City man arrested in connection with aggravated assaults

Porter accused of trying to strike with baseball bat during Sept. 12 disturbance

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

Jason 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. Porter 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.