Thursday, December 7, 2017

Girardville Man Arrested on Outstanding Warrant, Aggravated Assault, and Resisting Arrest Charges

A Girardville man is facing additional charges after being wanted for an outstanding warrant.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, Christopher Weston, 35, of Girardville is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, escape, driving with a suspended or revoked license, driving while under the influence of a controlled substance, and other charges after an incident in the borough on November 28th, 2017.

Police say while they were on patrol in the 100 Block of West Ogden Street in the borough, they encountered Weston in the driver seat of a vehicle, blocking traffic.

Police learned Weston was already had an outstanding warrant on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle from Magisterial District Judge Christina Hale's office.

While Police attempted to take Weston into custody, he fled on foot, and led police in a pursuit.

Weston was captured on Richard Street and despite the use of a taser gun and physical force, he continued to resist being taken into custody.

After being taken into custody, Weston was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison on $25,000 straight cash bail.

On 12/6/2017, unsecured bail was set on the charges of the original warrant.