'It is unusual for us to have multiple armed subject dispute calls'

'It is unusual for us to have multiple armed subject dispute calls' »Play Video
Glen Foster and Jeremy Thomas Bishop

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Two domestic violence calls Wednesday night shared a common trait: the men wielded firearms.

First stop was an apartment off Gateway around 4 p.m.
   
"The suspect in that case basically menaced his ex-girlfriend with a shotgun," Sgt. Pete Kirkpatrick said.

Around 10 p.m., police got called to a home off Main Street where a woman said her boyfriend was threatening her with a rifle.
    
"It is unusual for us to have multiple armed subject dispute calls," Kirkpatrick said.
    
No one was injured in either case, and both suspects were taken into custody.

Peggy Whalen is the director for Womenspace, a domestic violence assistance program.

She said cases like these have been happening frequently in our area.

"All of the women murdered in November and December were murdered after they were left or while in the process of leaving their relationship," Whalen said.

She said it's never too late to get help. Help is a phone call away at (541) 485-6513 or (800) 281-2800.

"People can call on behalf of friends and family," Whalen said. "We're here that is our primary role. This is what we do, Womenspace is the primary provider of services to victims of intimate partner violence."