PORTAGE — A LaPorte man was arrested Sunday evening after he allegedly fired a handgun during a physical disturbance with an acquaintance.
Matthew Boswell, 20, was charged with criminal recklessness, intimidation, pointing a firearm, strangulation and carrying a handgun without a permit.
Police were called to the east side of Imagination Glen Park about 7:30 p.m. Sunday for a report of a disturbance, according to a report.
During the investigation, police said they learned that Boswell and another man had gotten into a fight. Boswell initially denied having a firearm, but then admitted to police that he had thrown it into the woods near a parking lot.
According to the report, Boswell admitted he had attempted to put a choke hold on the man, then pulled the handgun, pointed it at the man and then fired it into the ground.
Boswell was transported to the Porter County Jail.