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Intoxicated Columbia Cross Roads Man Assaults Sayre Officers

SAYRE, Pa. (18 NEWS)- - A Columbia Cross Roads man is behind bars after assaulting multiple police officers on St. Patrick's Day.

According to Sayre Borough Police, it started at about 10:30 Saturday night when they received reports of a black male knocking on doors and yelling obscenities in the area of North Lehigh Aveune. 

When officers arrived, they found 29-year-old Davaun Stedge foaming at the mouth, under the influence of narcotics. 

Officers arrested Stedge for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, as well as loitering and prowling at night time. 

Back at the police department, Stedge was placed in a holding cell where he began kicking the door and had to be shackled. 

When officers went into Stedge's cell to transport him to jail, he lunged at one of them grabbing the officer by the throat.

Stedge then continued to fight with all three officers present and was tased which officers say had no effect on him. 

Stedge then began to jump and smash the door, breaking the shackles he was previously placed in.

That's when officers called in back up and were eventually able to constrain him. 

Following his arraignment with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton, Stedge was sent to the Bradford County Jail facing charges of felony aggravated assault, and misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, public drunkenness, and loitering. 

He is set to be back in court before Magisterial District Judge Larry Hurley on March 27th for is preliminary hearing. 



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