A Lansford man who allegedly attacked a borough police officer with a "football tackle" and wrestled with him on the ground must answer the charges in Carbon County Court.
The defendant, Raymond Rolon, 20, of Lansford, had a hearing yesterday before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek.
The charges, which are aggravated assault, resisting arrest, persistent disorderly conduct, and possession of a controlled substance, were forwarded to Carbon County Court.
One other charge, public drunkenness, was dismissed because there was no testimony given during the hearing to support it.
Kosciolek agreed to reduce the bail of Rolon from 10 percent of $30,000 to $1,500 straight.
The only testimony in the case was by officer Joshua Tom of the Lansford Police Department, who was the victim.
The charges stem from an incident on July 14 at 1:31 a.m. in the vicinity of 214 East Kline Avenue. Tom was not injured during the alleged assault.
The police officer indicated there were two other unidentified individuals who he was pursuing on foot when Rolon tackled him. He said Rolon made the comment that "he'll take the hit for this. No problem. He'll do six months in county (prison)."
Tom said that he had begun hi