“I dove in through the driver’s-side window, and when I reached in there, I noticed that he had a pistol and he was reloading and putting another magazine in,” Puerto said. “And I grabbed the wrist where he had the pistol. He was putting up a fight and he wouldn’t let it go. I kept elbowing him with my right arm.”
Puerto said the truck began rolling back and pinned his left leg against the wall. He shouted for help and a father and son came to his aid, the news station reported.
“I climbed into the passenger side and helped (Puerto) wrestle the driver and free the gun from his hand. (Puerto) gave me the gun to secure,” Scott Parker said. “My son then came up behind me and I passed the gun to him after checking to make sure it was cleared.”
Morales suffered minor injuries and was taken to Paulding Wellstar Hospital and then to the Paulding County jail. He has remained in jail without bond since his arrest.
Court records show Morales is scheduled for arraignment Oct. 18.