Police arrested a Knox man Wednesday after he allegedly went berserk, knocking over furniture before grabbing a shotgun and threatening his girlfriend.
At around 12:25 p.m. on Halloween, Police were dispatched to 6611 E. Toto Rd. in response to a female caller who advised her boyfriend had “destroyed” the residence, broke her cell phone so she could not call police, and then left the residence with a shotgun. She told police when they arrived that she and her boyfriend, Brent Komon, had been arguing all morning, but he became belligerent and knocked over a five-foot-tall cabinet. The victim told police that she then left the residence to take her son to a doctor’s appointment, but as she was leaving, she noticed him carrying a gun into the residence.
When she returned home, the victim said she told Komon that she was leaving. She said this made him even madder, and he attempted to forcefully take the keys from her, breaking the key chain. He then allegedly snatched the victim’s phone and smashed it against the TV, breaking it into pieces, before grabbing a shotgun and threatening her.
The victim was able to find an old cell phone and dial 911, prompting Komon to hightail it to the door with the gun before telling the victim that he would find her at her mom’s.
Police later located Komon around 4 p.m. at the residence and placed him under arrest. Officers searched the trunk of a vehicle with his permission and found a loaded .22-caliber rifle with a mounted scope, loaded, with the safety off. Komon was transported to IU Health Starke Hospital for breathing difficulties before being transported to the St. Joeseph County Jail for an outstanding warrant.