A Bradford man is in McKean County Jail after allegedly biting a Bradford City police officer who was trying to arrest him.
Donald L. Honhart Jr., 50, of 2 Bushnell St., Apt. 308, was arraigned Tuesday night before District Judge Richard Luther on charges of aggravated assault, a second-degree felony; simple assault and resisting arrest, second-degree misdemeanors; and disorderly conduct, a third-degree misdemeanor.
According to the criminal complaint, at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Officer Clayton Yohe, a Bradford City police officer, was exiting the High Rise apartment building after handling an emergency call, when Honhart began yelling at Yohe for not using a turn signal when responding to the call.
Honhart was continuing to accuse Yohe of a traffic violation until he learned it might have been Sgt. Butch Bartlett who did not use a turn signal. Honhart started to yell at Bartlett, saying if he hadn’t used a turn signal, Bartlett would fine him $415, court records stated.
“I then advised him to stop yelling and attempted to explain to him that I was responding to an emergency call,” Bartlett related in the complaint. “He continued to yell and advised I was ‘pushing him.’”
When Honhart continued refusing to stop yelling, he was arrested for disorderly conduct. After a brief weapons check, Honhart was told to get into the patrol car; he refused, saying he needed to talk to the security guard, the complaint stated.
Bartlett tried to push Honhart’s head inside the car, and Honhart bit Bartlett’s right hand ring finger, according to court records.
Honhart was placed in the car, taken to the police station and put in a holding cell without further incident.
Honhart is in McKean County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. A Central Court date is set for June 13.
Man accused of trespassing in Bradford home
A Bradford is facing allegations he trespassed in a Bradford home early Wednesday morning.
Steven Breslin, 37, who has no address, was arraigned Wednesday morning before District Judge Richard Luther on a single third-degree felony charge of criminal trespassing.
The criminal complaint states that Bradford City Police were dispatched for a report of a home invasion at 1:08 a.m. Wednesday. At the residence, police found Breslin lying on a bed in an upstairs bedroom.
Breslin was served a protection from abuse order on Saturday and was told not to come back to that property, according to the complaint.
He is in McKean County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail, and he is scheduled to appear in Central Court on June 13.