KINGSLEY TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Two Forest County Sheriff’s deputies were injured during an altercation with a Tionesta man who authorities say was upset over a traffic stop being conducted in front of his home.
On Friday, April 15, 2017, around 11:30 p.m., Forest County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a motor vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of Creek Road in Kingsley Township, Forest County.
During the traffic stop, a resident of Creek Road – 59-year-old Timothy D. Redmond – approached the scene in a “highly agitated and intoxicated state,” according to a press release issued on Tuesday by Forest County Sheriff Wolfgang.
Redmond allegedly demanded that the deputies remove the traffic stop from the area surrounding his home.
Deputies advised Redmond that they were conducting a traffic stop and that it would “be in his best interest to return to his house.”
Redmond allegedly continued to argue and yelled profanities at the deputies “within earshot of the people who were originally stopped.”
According to the press release, Redmond proceeded to enter the area of the traffic stop and became confrontational with the deputies. Redmond was then advised that he was under arrest for Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness.
As one of the deputies attempted to place him under arrest, Redmond allegedly pulled away and swung a closed fist at the deputy. A scuffle ensued, and Redmond was eventually taken into custody and placed in handcuffs.
Both deputies were treated at the scene by Tionesta Ambulance for minor injuries.
Redmond was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Laura S. Bauer on the following charges:
- Aggravated Assault, Felony 2
- Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
- Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforcement Officer, Misdemeanor 2
- Obstruct of Justice, Misdemeanor 2
- Disorder Conduct Hazardous/Physical Offense, Misdemeanor 3
- Public Drunkenness And Similar Misconduct, Summary
He was lodged in the Warren County Jail after failing to post $5,000.00 cash bail.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 18 at 10:00 a.m. with District Judge Daniel L. Miller presiding.
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