Man Held on Detainer After Resisting Arrest, Repeatedly Using Racial Slur

| May 17, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – Police say a man was held on a parole detainer after he became aggressive and threatening with State Probation and Parole Officers earlier this month.

Around 1:24 p.m. on May 1, Lt. Baker of the Sugarcreek Police Department was called to a location on Gibb Road by a State Probation and Parole Officer for a report of criminal mischief.

According to police, Lt. Baker could hear a male yelling and screaming as he entered the front office doors and was then taken to the holding cell where Devin Stephens was being held. Stephens was allegedly screaming, yelling, and repeatedly calling one of the probation officers a racial slur.

One of the probation officers then showed Lt. Baker a hole that Stephens had allegedly made by smashing his head into the wall. Lt. Baker was advised that Stephens was being placed in custody for curfew violation and use of marijuana.

Police say when Stephens was cuffed and taken to the holding cell, he lunged at one of the officers in an aggressive and threatening manner and another officer had to hold him down on the bench.

Stephens was placed in the Venango County Jail on a parole detainer.

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