Friday, March 22, 2024

Girardville Man with Warrant Faces Additional Charges for Resisting Arrest

A wanted Girardville man is locked up in Schuylkill County Prison after fighting with State Police when they took him into custody.

According to court papers, on Tuesday, March 19th, 2024, around 12:10pm, Trooper Funk and Trooper Sverchek responded to the 300 Block of West Main Street in Girardville to speak with Jason Russell.  

State Police were aware that Russell had an active arrest warrant.

Upon arriving and making contact with Russell, the Troopers requested that he exit the home to speak with them.  When the Troopers informed Russell that he had an active arrest warrant, he became defensive, resisted arrest, and a physical altercation took place.

Despite giving Russell verbal commands to stop resisting, he refused.  Russell would eventually be handcuffed but continued to yell and scream.

Russell was taken into custody and transported to Schuylkill County Prison for the bench warrant.

On Thursday, March 21st, 2024, Trooper Sverchek filed additional charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct for the altercation that took place during the arrest.

Russell was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Edward Tarantelli with bail set at 10% of $10,000 for the additional charges.