Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Man Charged After PFA Violation and Resisting Arrest
According to Ashland Police, an active Protectino from Abuse Order was issued against Greg Williams, 45, of 937 Market Street, Ashland.
Police say a female victim, from Oakland Avenue, Ashland, called Police to say that Williams had just walked her home, violating the PFA Order.
The victim reported to police that Williams was calling and messaging her all day.
When police arrived they found Williams approximately 300 feet from the victim's residence.
When approached by Police, Williams failed to comply with verbal commands and shoved his hands into his pockets, where the officer noticed what resembled an open knife in his left pocket.
Failing to comply with removing his hands from his pockets after numerous warnings, Williams began moving backwards away from the officer and when an officer attempted to handcuff him, he pulled his arm away and ran from police.
A taser was deployed by the officer and Williams was taken to the ground, requiring the use of substantial amount of force.
After Williams was secured, a search revealed that Williams was in possession of 2 knives in his pockets.
Williams was charged with indirect criminal contempt of court for violating the PFA order, as well as charges of separate counts of possessing instruments of crime, resisting arrest and harassment.
He was arraigned via video conference by on call Magisterial District Judge Christina Halle and committed to Schuylkill County Prison in lieu of $5,000 cash bail on the indirect criminal contempt of court charge and also on $10,000 percentage bail for the other criminal charges.
Ashland Police were assisted at the scene by Frackville Police.