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Friday
Mar022012

Jerry Perdomo Murder Suspect Appears In Maine Court

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Daniel Porter, the man accused of killing a Florida firefighter in a drug money dispute, made his first court appearance Friday, claiming he acted in self defense.

"Mr. Perdomo made threats both verbal and with the firearm to Mr. Porter, which caused him fear that Mr. Perdomo was going to carry out those threats against him or others," Porter's attorney, Jeff Silverstein, told ABC News. "Mr. Porter felt compelled to act in the way that he did as a result of that conduct."

Porter was denied bond and was not asked to enter a plea Friday in Maine's Waldo County Superior Court.

Perdomo's body was recovered from a wooded area in Maine on Wednesday, one day after Porter was arrested.

The two men had disputes in the past, according to a police affidavit. Perdomo, who was last seen on Feb. 16, was meeting with Porter to collect on a $3,000 drug debt.

Silverstein said his client acted in self defense because he believed Perdomo would hurt him or others.

A Maine game warden and his dog found Perdomo's body at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday on land owned by suspect Daniel Porter's relatives, state police said.

Maine State Police, assisted by Bangor Police, arrested Porter Tuesday at a home in Jackson, Maine, that was rented by Porter's father, according to a news release by the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Porter, 24, and his girlfriend, Cheyanne Nowak, are believed to be the last people who saw Perdomo, a husband and father of two, who went missing 15 days ago shortly after he traveled in a rental car up the East Coast to visit a friend.

Police had been testing evidence removed Saturday from the house in Jackson, believed to be the last place Perdomo was seen, according to the Department of Public Safety.

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Wednesday
Feb292012

Body Believed to Be Missing Florida Firefighter

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A body believed to be missing Florida firefighter Jerry Perdomo was recovered from a wooded area in Maine on Wednesday, one day after a suspect in his death was arrested.

"The State Medical Examiner's Office has just arrived at the scene and additional information will be released this afternoon," a statement released by the Maine Department of Public Safety said.

A news conference is expected to be held by police.

Daniel Porter, 24, and his girlfriend, Cheyanne Nowak, are believed to be the last people who saw Perdomo, a husband and father of two who went missing 13 days ago shortly after he traveled in a rental car up the East Coast to visit a friend.

Maine State Police, assisted by Bangor Police, arrested Porter Tuesday at a home in Jackson, Maine, that was rented by Porter's father, according to a news release by the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Police had been testing evidence removed Saturday from the house in Jackson, believed to be the last place Perdomo was seen, according to the Department of Public Safety.

A friend of Perdomo's told Orlando, Fla., ABC affiliate WFTV that Perdomo went to Bangor, Maine, to sell prescription pills, and that he'd mentioned someone named "Daniel" previously.

Perdomo's family told WFTV that the firefighter had never used or sold drugs.

His wife, Tonya, acknowledged that her husband, whose rental car was found abandoned in a Walmart parking lot Feb. 16, made the 1,600-mile trip from Florida to Maine to visit another woman.

WESH-TV interviewed a woman, only identified as Lisa, who said she was the friend Perdomo was visiting. The woman said Perdomo stepped out the evening he disappeared to visit another friend, and said he would return shortly to take her to dinner, but never came back.

Porter and Nowak, 23, reportedly left town after Perdomo's disappearance. The couple bought a used car and abandoned the one they had been driving at the dealership, saying they had to leave town quickly because of an emergency.

Police tracked the couple down at Porter's mother's house in Connecticut Friday.

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Wednesday
Feb292012

Missing Florida Firefighter: Suspect Charged with Murder

Comstock/Thinkstock(JACKSON, Maine) -- The man identified as a person interest in the disappearance of Florida firefighter Jerry Perdomo was arrested and charged with murder on Tuesday, Maine State Police said.

Daniel Porter, 24, and his girlfriend, Cheyanne Nowak, are believed to be the last people who saw Perdomo, a husband and father of two who went missing 13 days ago shortly after he traveled in a rental car up the East Coast to visit a friend.

Maine State Police, assisted by Bangor Police, arrested Porter on Tuesday at a home in Jackson, Maine, that was rented by Porter's father, according to a news release by the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Police had been testing evidence removed Saturday from the house, believed to be the last place Perdomo was seen, according to the Department of Public Safety.

"The work being done at the lab will hopefully give us some of the answers to our questions," Christopher Coleman of the Maine State Police said.  "At this point, we remain hopeful, but as days go on, we have to be realistic.  We do suspect foul play was involved."

A friend of Perdomo's told Orlando, Fla., ABC affiliate WFTV that Perdomo went to Bangor, Maine, to sell prescription pills, and that he'd mentioned someone named "Daniel" previously.

Perdomo's family told WFTV the firefighter has never used or sold drugs.  His wife, Tonya Perdomo, is pleading for her husband's safe return.

"I love him.  He is my only love, he is my only love," she said at a news conference Monday.  "I just want to talk to him.  I just feel like I need to talk to him. I do."

Tonya Perdomo acknowledged that her husband, whose rental car was found abandoned in a Walmart parking lot on Feb. 16, made the 1,600-mile trip from Florida to Maine to visit another woman.

"I knew that he had a friend, but he has female friends.  I can't comment on the extent of their relationship because I don't know," she said.  "My understanding is that he was going to help someone.  It would not have been unusual for him to go and help someone because that's what he always did."

WESH-TV interviewed a woman, only identified as Lisa, who said she was the friend Perdomo was visiting.  The woman said Perdomo stepped out the evening he disappeared to visit another friend, and said he would return shortly to take her to dinner, but never came back.

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