Monday, November 7, 2022

Disturbance in Ashland Leads to Arrest of Man for Fighting with Police

A man is facing charges after he fought with police during an incident in Ashland on Sunday morning.

According to court papers, on Sunday morning, around 9:45am, Ashland Police were called to the 1900 Block of Walnut Street in Ashland for a disturbance.

Police officer Harry Brown arrived at the scene to find a woman and a man, identified as Myles Fertig, 23, arguing on the sidewalk.  It would later be learned that the woman was telling Fertig to leave but he was refusing to.

Court papers say Officer Brown tried to calm the situation, but Fertig became more irate.  Fertig became so irate the Officer tried to detain him and put him in the police car.  At this point, Fertig pulled away from police and attempted to run in his father's residence which was nearby.

Officer Brown was able to get Fertig into handcuffs, but he again began to fight and kick, injuring the officer.

With the help of backup from police units from nearby communities, Fertig was taken into custody.

Fertig was charged by Ashland Police with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and criminal mischief.

He was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Edward Tarantelli on the above charges and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison on $25,000 straight cash bail.