Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Pine Grove Man Charged with Assaulting State Trooper in Girardville

A Pine Grove man is locked up on charges after he assaulting a State Trooper in Girardville on Tuesday.


According to the Pennsylvania State Police in Frackville, on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 around 6:20am, Troopers were dispatched to the 300 Block West Mahanoy Avenue for a report of a Black Chevrolet pickup truck honking it's horn and a male yelling and throwing items from the vehicle.

When Troopers arrived on scene, an investigation revealed the male, identified as John Frantz, 43, of Pine Grove, was highly intoxicated.  Frantz became combative and assaulted one trooper and attempted to strike another before being subdued by deployment of a taser.

Frantz was arrested for DUI, Aggravated assault on an officer, harassment, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

Frantz was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Christina Hale and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison unable to post at $15,000 (10%) bail.

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