Case Against Franklin Man for Public Intoxication Escalates to Resisting Arrest Charges

| January 27, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin man who was facing a summary charge of public drunkenness became combative with officers, and new charges were filed against him for resisting arrest.

According to court documents, the Franklin Police Department filed criminal charges against 31-year-old Tyler J. Perry, 31, of Franklin, in Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland’s office on January 12.

According to a criminal complaint, around 10:30 a.m. on January 12, Tyler Perry was arrested by Officer Scott for public intoxication. Perry allegedly admitted to officers to using methamphetamine prior to his arrest. He was transported to the Franklin Police Department and lodged in a cell at 10:52 a.m.

Due to his behavior, a commitment order to the Venango County Jail was granted by Judge Kirtland to ensure Perry’s safety.

Around 3:25 p.m. on January 12, Perry was taken out of the cell at the Franklin Police Department and placed in a secured interview room. A transport belt was then placed around his waist by Officer Barnes. While attempting to place Perry in handcuffs attached to the transport belt, Perry became highly aggressive and combative. He had to be physically restrained in order to be placed in handcuffs. As he proceeded to be non-compliant with verbal orders to stop resisting, Officers Barnes, Young, and Gilchrist were able to restrain him, according to the complaint.

He faces a preliminary hearing on the following charges before Judge Kirtland on February 13 at 8:30 a.m.:

– Resisting Arrest/Other Law Enforcement, Misdemeanor 2 (three counts)

A certified summons was issued on January 15.

A non-traffic citation for a summary offense Public Drunkenness And Similar Misconduct was filed on January 14.

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