Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Corporal Able Porras Arrested for Domestic Violence

A Pinal County Sheriff's corporal was arrested on charges of domestic violence, police said.

Able Porras, a certified peace officer for more than seven years, was booked Monday into the Pinal County Adult Detention Facility on suspicion of criminal damage, assault and prevention of the use of 911, according to a press release issued by Pinal County Police spokeswoman Lt. Tamatha Villar.

Authorities received a call Sunday night about a domestic disturbance at a San Tan Valley home.

Upon the arrival of police, the victim, who was not identified, told them Porras "had struck her in the face and head and would not allow her to use the home phone to call 911," according to the press release.

The press release also said that Porras was released without bail Monday and was ordered to appear in front of a judge at a later date.

"Deputies are not immune to family conflict, and there are increased pressures in all family relationships," Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said in the release. "However, violence is never the right answer."

Babeu added, "We take these allegations very seriously and have placed Corporal Porras on administrative leave until we can determine what actions we must take. Our deputies are charged with enforcing the law; they are clearly not above it."

The press release did not specify the relationship between Porras and the victim.
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