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Carbon man admits to assault on troopers

Published January 10. 2011 05:00PM

A Carbon County man, scheduled to go on trial this week for assault on state troopers, entered a guilty plea instead.

Joseph A. Flammia, 21, of Albrightsville, Penn Forest Township, pleaded to one count of aggravated assault and two counts of simple assault.

Flammia was arrested following an incident on Feb. 8 at his residence. State police at Fern Ridge responded to the home at 94 Buckhill Road, in the Indian Mountain Lakes development, for a reported domestic dispute. Upon arrival troopers were told by personnel of the Intrepid Detective Agency that Flammia was in his bedroom in the downstairs area of the residence and had a loaded BB gun.

Flammia yelled at security to leave the area and fired several shorts in their direction.

Troopers announced their presence and Flammia then yelled back at them to leave. Troopers again announced their presence. They then rounded a corner in the home and observed Flammia pointing a loaded Crossman pellet gun that resembled a real handgun in their direction.

He was ordered to drop the weapon and was taken into custody.

President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II accepted the plea but deferred sentencing and ordered the adult probation office to prepare a presentence investigation (PSI).

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