Charges have been filed against a Bellefonte man accused of trying to escape the borough police station after being arrested after a reported domestic violence incident.
Bellefonte police first reported the incident Thursday. John Decker, 24, of Bellefonte, faces charges of felony aggravated assault, two counts of misdemeanor simple assault, resisting arrest and marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession.
Officers responded to a home on East Linn Street on Thursday after the reported domestic incident and arrested Decker, police said. Officers also report finding a “one-hitter pipe” and marijuana at the residence, according to court documents.
Officers were preparing paperwork for charges related to that incident when Decker asked to use the bathroom at the station, according to police. When he was finished, police said, Decker tried to run past an officer standing at the bathroom door. A struggle ensued and police used a stun gun on him before two officers got him under control, police said.
Decker also faces a summary harassment charge. He was arraigned before District Judge Tom Jordan Thursday night and is held at Centre County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.