Lansford man charged with resisting arrest
Robert Davis Jr., 49, of 371 W. Ridge St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place on July 24 at 8 p.m. Charges were filed by Lansford Officer Brian Horos. Davis is charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:
Horos was on duty when he received a dispatch concerning a domestic incident at the address. He and Det./Sgt. Jack Soberick arrived on scene, and Davis immediately began yelling, "That (expletive) broke my radio!"
Davis was standing on the front porch, and Horos told him to calm down because there were other people standing on their porches. Davis responded with an obscenity.
Horos asked Davis for his name, and to tell him what had happened. Davis, still irate, continued to yell obscenities.
Horos put his hand on Davis's shoulder to calm him down, but Davis pulled away, yelling "Don't (expletive) touch me!"
Because, at that point, there were numerous people out on their porches, Horos told Davis he was under arrest for persistent disorderly conduct.
Horos went to take Davis' left wrist to cuff him, but Davis pulled away, ripping the cuffs out of Horos' hands. Soberick was in front of Davis, asking him to calm down. Davis went for Soberick with his arms out and fists clenched.
Horos grabbed his arm and got his hands behind his back, but Davis continued to go after Soberick. The officers wrestled him to the ground. Davis fought with them, but they were finally able to handcuff him.