ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Elmira police have arrested a man for punching an EPD officer and placing another officer in a chokehold.
39 year old, Patrick Seeley of Millerton Pennsylvania was arrested and charged early Saturday night with multiple charges including, resisting arrest, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
During the investigation, it was determined that Seeley’s license was suspended multiple times.
As Seeley was being questioned he punched the officer in the face and began to struggle with the other assisting officers. During that time, Seeley was taken to the ground where he placed another officer in a chokehold.
Seeley was taken into custody and the initial officer was sent to Arnot Ogden Hospital for medical treatment.
Officers did search the vehicle finding methamphetamine inside. Seeley was released by an Elmira city court judge because of the new bail reform laws after his arraignment.
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