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Homeless man facing charges

Published June 02. 2011 05:08PM

A homeless man from Lansford, who already has a lengthy criminal record, has been charged by Coaldale police after trying to escape after being arrested.

Officer Jeremy Paul Talanca on Tuesday, May 24, charged Jaden Diacheysn, 23, with escape, resisting arrest, criminal trespass, loitering and prowling at night, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

At 5 a.m. Tuesday, Talanca was dispatched to 116 East Early Avenue for a disturbance. Upon arrival, the complainant, Robert Volovski, stated that Diacheysn had been banging on the front door of his house.

When Volovski answered, Diacheysn allegedly tried to force his way in and appeared to be under the influence of some substance.

Volovski told Talanca he had no choice but to physically remove Diacheysn from the house and lock the doors. Talanca searched the area spotting Diacheysn at the end of the street. But Diacheysn quickly left. Lansford police became involved and both departments searched for Diacheysn, finding him near 317 W. Ridge St., Lansford. He appeared to be extremely intoxicated, and was arrested.

Talanca, with Lansford police along, took Diacheysn back to the Coaldale police station.

When Talanca opened the cruiser door, Diacheysn broke free of his handcuffs and ran.

Talanca deployed his Taser, but missed. Then, he slipped and fell, suffering deep cuts to his left hand and right knee, as Lansford officers continued to pursue Diacheysn as he ran through yards to escape.

At 6:20 a.m., Talanca learned that Diacheysn had been seen walking along the railroad tracks near the coal mines. Talanca, along with Coaldale Sgt. Keith Krapf, walked through the woods and found Diacheysn walking toward them. Diacheysn again ran only to be tasered by Krapf.

Diacheysn was arrested and taken back to the police station to be charged.

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