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Felon points shotgun at man, arrested with weapon in car

Police arrested a Gresham man for a litany of weapons offenses after reportedly pointing a gun at a man he lives with.

Bernard R. Brandt, 62, posted bail on Sunday, Nov. 18, the same day he was arrested, and was released from the Multnomah County Detention Center.Bernard R. Brandt

Police arrested him at 12:19 a.m. at Southeast 181st Avenue and Stark Street on allegations of domestic violence (strangulation), domestic violence (menacing), unlawful use of a weapon/domestic violence, being a felon in possession of a firearm, pointing a firearm at another person and driving under the influence of intoxicants, according to a police report.

The case began with a 9-1-1 call from a 46-year-old man who lives with Brandt in the 300 block of Northeast 202nd Avenue, said Sgt. Claudio Grandjean, Gresham Police spokesman.

The victim reported Brandt came home intoxicated, went into the victim's room and asked him where his dog was. Brandt then reportedly grabbed the man by the throat and pointed a shotgun at him. The victim managed to escape and call 9-1-1.

Brandt left the scene and the victim provided emergency dispatchers with details on what way Brandt was going and what kind of car he was driving.

Responding officers stopped Brandt's vehicle at Southeast 181st Avenue and Stark Street and arrested him without incident.

Inside the vehicle, police recovered a shotgun. Because Brandt has been convicted of second-degree burglary, he is a felon and can't have firearms, Grandjean said.




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