BANGOR, Maine -
The man accused of killing Seminole County firefighter Jerry Perdomo dumping his body in the woods has been indicted by the Waldo County Grand Jury, the Bangor Daily News reports.
Daniel Porter, 24, is charged with one count of intentional or knowing murder for the slaying of Perdomo, according to the Bangor Daily News.
Police say Perdomo traveled to Maine in late February to pick up a $3,000 drug debt from Porter. The Maine Chief Medical Examiner ruled Perdomo's death a homicide and said the cause of death was a gunshot wound. Porter and his lawyer argue that he acted in self-defense and that Perdomo said he would take $500 off the drug debt if Porter allowed him to rape his girlfriend, Cheyenne Nowak.
The dispute between Perdomo, 31, and Porter, dates back to at least Jan. 8, 2012, when Porter called law enforcement to accuse Perdomo of throwing rocks through the window of Porter’s home in Newburgh, Maine, the affidavit revealed.
Perdomo told an investigating deputy that Porter had a machine gun and threatened to shoot him and put his body through a wood chipper. For his part, Porter claimed Perdomo threatened to cut off his hands and kill him, according to the affidavit.
On Wednesday, Feb. 15, Perdomo left his Orange City, Fla., home in a rented Toyota Camry and headed to Bangor, where he arrived the next morning and stayed with his girlfriend, Lisa Gould, investigators said.
Gould told police that Perdomo left her home around 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 armed with a Glock Model 30 .45-caliber handgun, his wallet and two cellphones. Perdomo said "he was going to meet someone who owed him money," the affidavit states. Cellphone records show Perodmo called Porter's phone at 6:07 p.m.
Cellphone records reveal that Perdomo called his wife Tonya at 6:08 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:41 p.m. that evening. His last call with his wife ended at 7:45 p.m., with Perdomo saying he was riding on a dirt road in Maine, according to the affidavit.