Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wanted Man Facing Charges After Assaulting Police Officer

A man that was already wanted by police is now facing additional charges for assaulting a police officer during his arrest.

According to Mahanoy City Police, around 8:15am, Wednesday, they received a call for a welfare check at 637 East Centre Street.  Before arriving, police received a 2nd call that Isaiah Aviles, 22, of Mahanoy City had locked a woman outside of the home.  Police were aware that Aviles had an active warrant for his arrest.

When Corporal Charles Kovalewski arrived, Aviles answered the door.  While being handcuffed, Aviles began fighting with Kovalewski.  After being warned, Kovalewski deployed his taser which did little effect and Aviles began punching the officer and attempting to grab the taser.

A struggle ensued until Pennsylvania State Police, Rush Township, and West Mahanoy Township Police arrived to assist and Aviles was handcuffed and taken into custody.

Along with the warrant, Aviles now faces charges of assaulting a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, and disarming a law enforcement officer,

Aviles was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Anthony J. Kilker and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison on $50,000 straight cash bail for Wednesday's charges.

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