Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Two Shenandoah Police Officers Injured After Man Charges at Them

A man is custody and two Shenandoah Police officers suffered minor injuries after an incident Tuesday morning.

According to Shenandoah Police, on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 around 10:15am, police were dispatched to the 100 block of West Washington Street for a disturbance. Officers were advised of a male walking around in the area screaming.

As police responded, officers located a male identified as Randy Gelbutis, 50, of Shenandoah, at the intersection of North Jardin and West Washington Streets carrying a large table lamp in his one hand and was yelling at officers.

Officer gave Gelbutis verbal commands to drop the lamp where he complied and put the lamp down in the street.

Gelbutis then began to yell random words and charged at the two Shenandoah Officers.

Gelbutis then grabbed the lamp from the ground and threw it at the officers.

The Shenandoah Officers called for back up to help take Gelbutis into custody as he continued to fight by kicking and biting the officers as they attempted to take him into custody.

Police officers from West Mahanoy Township, Ringtown, Frackville, Mahanoy City, and Mahanoy Township arrived and assisted Shenandoah Police.

Gelbutis was charged with 2 counts Aggravated Assault, 2 Counts Simple Assault, Reckless Endangering another person, Resisting Arrest, Public Drunk, Disorderly conduct and arraigned by Magisterial Judge Kilker who set bail at $25,000 straight cash.  He was then locked up in Schuylkill County Prison unable to post bail.

Two Shenandoah Police officers received minor injuries during the arrest.

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