An Aryan Strikeforce official in Potter County was sent to jail Thursday on $100,000 bail, arrested for guns and drugs allegedly found at his residence when it was being searched by state parole officers.
Ronald “Dozer” Pulcher II, 34, of 19 Kline Road, is charged with conspiracy of possession with the intent to sell and possession with the intent to sell drugs, both unclassified felonies; possession of a firearm by someone prohibited to do so, a second-degree felony; possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, unclassified misdemeanors.
“Dozer” has spoken to The Era regarding the recent white supremacy meetings in Potter County, but declined to give his actual name. On Friday, Coudersport-based state police confirmed that Pulcher is “Dozer,” a self-proclaimed official in the Aryan Strikeforce.
According to court records, Pulcher’s girlfriend, Michelle Header, 39, was living at his residence. Her daughter, Ashley Header, 22, and her boyfriend, Michael Durdan, 22, and a family friend Joseph Erash were all staying there as well. Both Michelle Header and her daughter were on state parole, and are subject to conditions including random searches of their living space.
On Wednesday, parole officers went to the residence “to search for firearms, pursuant to the conditions of their parole.” Parole agent Mark Johnson first did a protective sweep of the home and saw marijuana plants in the bathtub upstairs. He contacted state police to investigate, and took both Michelle and Ashley Header into custody for parole violations, court records read.
Parole agents were told by Erash that there were guns in the residence also. State police arrived and advised Pulcher, Durdan and Erash of their rights before asking if anyone wanted to admit ownership of the marijuana plants and the two guns found; Pulcher said both were his. He described the guns and told police where they were, and described the location and size of the marijuana plants, court records read.
Police asked about criminal histories, and Pulcher admitted he “did 10 years in state prison for an aggravated assault.” He had served the maximum of a 5-to-10-year sentence because he was “in a fight with a black guy and beat him up,” court records read. The aggravated assault conviction would prevent him from being legally permitted to own firearms.
Durdan told police he had a third-degree misdemeanor conviction, while Erash said he had three convictions for driving while intoxicated in New York state. When the trooper said that didn’t prohibit Erash from possessing guns, Pulcher said “maybe the guns belonged to Erash.” The trooper said Pulcher had already admitted to owning them, to which Pulcher responded “that’s because I’m stepping up and being a man. Let’s see if Joe will step up and be a man,” the records read. Erash remained silent. Pulcher again admitted to owning the guns, the records read.
Pulcher was arraigned early Thursday before on-call District Judge Kari McCleaft and remanded to jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing before District Judge Delores Weiss at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 4.
Durdan was charged with conspiracy of possession with the intent to sell and possession with the intent to sell drugs, both unclassified felonies; possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, unclassified misdemeanors.
He was arraigned Thursday afternoon by McCleaft and remanded to jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 12 before Weiss. He is represented by the Potter County Public Defender’s office.
Michelle and Ashley Header were each charged with conspiracy of possession with the intent to sell and possession with the intent to sell drugs, both unclassified felonies; possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, unclassified misdemeanors.
Neither had been arraigned on the charges as of late Friday.
It did not appear that Erash had been charged in the case.