Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Frackville Woman Faces Charges After Refusing to be Evicted

A Frackville woman is locked up in Schuylkill County Prison after refusing to leave a home she was being evicted from.

According to court documents, on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, Melanie Moyer, 52, of Frackville, was taken into custody and charged with resisting arrest and criminal trespass by Frackville Police Chief Paul Olson.

The court papers state that on Tuesday, around noon, Frackville Police were contacted by Schuylkill County Constable Richard Krebs in regard to an eviction in the 100 block of North Second Street, where Moyer was being evicted and refusing to leave.

Chief Olson arrived to the scene were Krebs was with the landlord of the home and the landlord's father.

Chief Olson learned that Moyer was legally advised to leave the property several times to leave the property and stated, "I'm only leaving in cuffs".

Despite being defiant, Moyer was given time to gather her belongings, but continued to refuse and talk on the phone.

At one point, Moyer became upset and lunged towards the landlord's father attempting to assault him.

Chief Olson and Constable Krebs attempted to stop Moyer physically and had to wrestle with her to get her under control.  She was eventually taken into custody.

Butler Township Police and West Mahanoy Police also assisted with the incident.

Moyer was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Edward Tarantelli and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison on $2,500 straight cash bail.