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Gunshot, cry for help bring arrest northwest of Prineville

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Eric Babcock

PRINEVILLE, Ore. (KTVZ) – A man was arrested on reckless endangering, menacing and other charges northwest of Prineville Saturday after police received a report of a gunshot, followed by a woman running down a street, carrying a small child and screaming for someone to call 911.

Crook County sheriff’s deputies and Prineville police were dispatched around 12:20 p.m. to an address on Northwest Brookfield Lane, Sgt. Tim Durheim said.

Deputies found a 32-year-old woman and her young daughter at an address a short distance down the road, Durheim said. Both were uninjured.

After several hours and deployment of the Central Oregon Emergency Response (SWAT) team, Erick Babcock, 27, was taken into custody.

Babcock was arrested and held at the county jail on two counts of felon in possession of firearms, along with reckless endangering, menacing and first-degree criminal mischief.

Durheim said much of the incident remained under investigation Sunday, but the man and woman formerly were in a domestic relationship, and a single gunshot was fired.

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    1. “More guns = less gun violence” According to the national redneck association. Makes total sense to regressive hillbilly highschool drop outs.
      The prinetucky motto: “less education, more guns”
      Golf and a whore anyone!!! trump/putin 2020!!! LYING-DENYING and DYING!!! HELSINKI PROUD!!!

      1. It’s funny you should say the Fester . . . You’ve also been pushing to defund the police! Because of the police being underfunded, officers have/are being cut, as well as services. That has resulted in skyrocketing crime, especially violent crime. That has also resulted in a huge climb in gun sales . . . since the police may not have enough officers available to answer your 911 calls for weeks, people now know they will have to defend themselves and not rely on calling the police.

        You must be so proud of yourself and your party! You protest to defund the police, resulting in more 1st time firearm buyers and record sales of firearms! That means more firearms for criminals to steal and leads to more firearm related violence. Not to forget an increase in accidental firearm discharges, resulting in more injuries. Oh, how proud you should be of yourself and your party! Ya’ll decreased funding for police and increased sales of firearms in one full swoop. Not only that, you increased firearm related crime and accidental shootings. Bravo Sir, Bravo!

      2. Pretty ironic that you rag on one redneck for some violence in a political statement. Looks to me like the left gather in herds to kill, destroy property and degrade humanity. They get a pass though in your book. Typical hypocrite. No wonder you fester.

      3. Actually, “More Guns Equal Less Crime“ was the title and conclusion by a Univ. of Chicago professor who researched the topic.

        Criminals prefer unarmed victims.

        And Prinetucky remains Prinetucky.

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  1. The weapons charges are bogus. Show me anywhere in the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, the Anti-Federalist Papers where the writers of the Constitution talked about felons not being able to possess weapons. Plus, has anyone checked to see if he belongs to a well regulated militia?
    Didn’t think so.

  2. Boy…..SOMEbody is in tantrum mode. The protesters finally getting to ya? Mad cuz nobody can write a story on right wing violence…. because there IS NONE?

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