A Kennewick man is behind bars after Tri-Cities Regional SWAT served several outstanding warrants.

According to a press release from the KPD, Jerry Porter of Kennewick was taken into custody without incident after he was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun.

Here are the details from the Kennewick Police Department:

Today Detectives spotted wanted subject Jerry Porter entering a home at 1103 S. Johnson Street in Kennewick.

Porter had a local felony warrant and a warrant for escape from community custody through the Department of Corrections.

Officers knew Porter to likely be armed and took extra precautions to ensure he could be taken into custody safely.

Officers teamed with Tri-City Regional SWAT to utilize additional tactics which would increase the likelihood of Porter complying and reducing the likelihood of an altercation.

After Porter exited the residence he was arrested by SWAT officers without incident.

During the arrest, Porter was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun on his person. Porter’s firearms rights had been previously revoked and he is barred from possessing firearms.

Porter was booked in the Benton County Jail on two warrants and unlawful possession of a firearm.

If you have any further details concerning this case, you are encouraged to contact the Kennewick Police Department.

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