Hermiston Police used a stun gun to subdue a Hermiston man on Sunday before arresting him on firearm-related charges.

It started when a witness alleged Jesse Luis Lopez, 20, of Hermiston, was involved in an incident where a firearm was brandished at approximately 9 p.m. Saturday, according to a Hermiston PD release.

After an investigation and search, HPD contacted Lopez around 9 p.m. Sunday on East Beech Avenue, where he was arrested on charges of pointing a firearm at another, menacing and resting arrest.

Lopez was verbally aggressive with officers and pulled away from being restrained during the arrest, according to an HPD press release. Oregon State Police assisted with the arrest, Police Chief Jason Edmiston said.

Edmiston said HPD Officer Bill Golter "drive" stunned Lopez, where darts which usually fill the gun's cartridge are removed.

Hermiston Police have arrested Lopez eight times, and he has been charged with 26 misdemeanor crimes including disorderly conduct, assault IV and criminal trespass. Edmiston said Lopez' previous charges were mainly filed as a juvenile.

"Unfortunately the crimes Mr. Lopez was charged with were all misdemeanors yet his actions clearly show he is willing to elevate to criminal incidents where he displays his intolerance for the norms of our society," Edmiston said in a press release.

Lopez was lodged at the Umatilla County Jail with bond totals of $15,000.

In other reported crime:

• Two Irrigon men pleaded not guilty last week to charges they assaulted a groundskeeper at an Irrigon trailer park on June 17.

Robert Hector Verduzco and Saul Salas, both 23, were charged by the Morrow County District Attorney's Office with assault and related charges.

Salas was apprehended by the Morrow County Sheriff's Office and the Boardman Police Department. Verduzco turned himself in, according to Morrow County Sheriff Steve Myren.

The sheriff's office is searching for two more suspects who may have been involved in the incident.

The men were formally charged by a Morrow County grand jury Friday. Salas and Verduzco have a pre-trial hearing Thursday.

Verduzco's bond totals $50,000. Salas' bond amount totals $30,000.

• A Richland woman reported her husband's wallet had been stolen from Good Shepherd Medical Center on June 10.

Paula Jackson said her husband's credit card had been charged $3,500 at places such as Sunset Motel and Starbucks Coffee.

• Marcus C. Jordan, 37, of Pendleton was arrested after showing up with a large pipe to the Hermiston residence of his estranged girlfriend, according to an OSP report.

He entered the Hermiston woman's vehicle and removed a set of keys, according to a police report.

Investigation by law enforcement revealed the man sent her numerous text messages and voicemails after being told to stop communicating with her.

He was lodged at Umatilla County Jail on charges of harassment, menacing and unlawful entry into a vehicle.

• On Saturday, Oregon State Police recovered a rifle believed to be stolen and more than 10 grams of marijuana during a traffic stop at 1:20 a.m.

The officer took the rifle from the man for safekeeping so that it could be identified by the possible victim, according to the report.

The Boardman man was cited for driving while suspended and for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

The recovered rifle matched a firearm taken in a recent burglary, according to a police report.  

Two marijuana pipes were also found inside the vehicle.

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