Oil City Man Accused of Hitting Man With Fishing Pole, Shoving Police Officer Due in Court

| April 16, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man accused of striking one man in the face with a fishing pole and then shoving a police officer is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

Court documents indicate 65-year-old William L. Baker III, of Oil City, is scheduled to stand for a hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Matthew T. Kirtland at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17.

He faces the following charges:

– Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforcement, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary
– Disorderly Conduct Engage in Fighting

According to a criminal complaint, around 11:41 p.m. on Monday, April 8, Ptlm. Rosenberger of the Oil City Police Department was dispatched to the area of Plum Street for a report of harassment.

Ptlm. Rosenberger then made contact with William L. Baker.

According to the complaint, during the incident, Baker shoved Ptlm. Rosenberger, at which time he was advised to turn around and was told he was under arrest. Baker then began to back away and allegedly attempted to strike Ptlm. Rosenberger several times in an attempt to avoid arrest.

The complaint notes that during the investigation, it was discovered that Baker had struck a known victim in the face with a fishing pole prior to Ptlm. Rosenberger’s arrival.

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