A Carbon County man, who was at a district judge's office for arraignment, has been charged with assaulting a police officer during the process.
Jim Thorpe police said the incident occurred on April 23, at about 6:20 p.m., at the office of District Judge Edward Lewis.
Borough police were called to the office, at 340 Center Ave., to assist Lehighton police with an out of control prisoner. On scene officers found Shane Clint Dease, 39, of 205 Avenue A, Palmerton, in the prone position on the floor against the back row of chairs in the courtroom being restrained by a Lehighton officer. Dease, who was handcuffed, was screaming obscenities and struggling with police. Dease was advised numerous times to calm down and stop being combative.
Dease continued with his actions and threatened the well-being of all officers present numerous times. Dease was eventually subdued. Borough police were informed that Dease had previously body checked himself into a Lehighton officer causing an injury to the officer's knee.
Dease was charged with aggravated assault (a felony one), terroristic threats (misdemeanor one), simple assault (misdemeanor two), and institutional vandalism (misdemeanor two).