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Numerous charges against Hometown man

Published April 27. 2013 09:04AM

A Hometown man was arrested by Tamaqua Police on April 9 following an incident at 635 Arlington St.

Police were dispatched to the home at 10:48 p.m. for a reported fight in progress, involving two females and one male.

On scene, Patrolman Karl Harig spoke with the women, who related that Joshua Michael DeWire, 23, of 66 Holland St., Tamaqua, had come to the home, in a visibly intoxicated state, and entered without permission. He then allegedly went to an upstairs bedroom, took a ten month old male from his crib and stumbled down the stairs toward the front door. He was arguing with one of the women, the child's mother, as he went. It was noted that DeWire is the child's father.

At one point, DeWire allegedly grabbed the other female occupant by the throat and threw her against a wall.

Once he made it outside, the child's mother was able to recover the infant as a neighbor called police. DeWire then fled through the basement and was found to the rear of 634 E. Broad St.

He was cited for burglary, criminal trespass, simple assault, disorderly conduct, harassment and public drunkenness. He was arraigned before duty District Judge Steven Bayer, who set bail at $10,000. Unable to post the required ten percent, DeWire was transported to the Schuylkill County Prison in Pottsville.

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