Monday, May 22, 2023

Sheppton Man Remains Locked Up in Schuylkill County Prison for Assaulting Police Officer

A Sheppton man remains locked up in Schuylkill County Prison for assaulting an East Union Township Police Officer last weekend.

According to court documents, on Saturday, May 13th, 2023, just after 9:00pm, East Union Township Patrolman Christopher Dimmick was called to the East Union Township Police Station for a report of a woman wanting to speak to police because she was afraid of her boyfriend, Dennis Antonelli.

The woman asked police to follow her to her home to get her belongings, where Antonelli was currently.

Patrolman Dimmick and Officer Clinton from Shenandoah Police responded to the home on Brandon Street in Sheppton to speak with Antonelli.

After advising him that police were only there to observe, he refused police or the girlfriend to enter the home, even though she was the owner of the home.

When officers attempted to escort the woman into the home, Antonelli became aggressive, pushing Officer Dimmick down the front steps of the home.

The officers attempted to arrest Antonelli, but he continued to resist.  After a struggle, including using pepper spray, the officers were able to him into custody.

Patrolman Dimmick charged Antonelli with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, making terroristic threats, simple assault, and harassment.

He was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Reiley and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison on $20,000 straight cash bail.

He remains locked up in Schuylkill County Prison with a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 25th, 2023.