Area Man Facing Felony Charges After Trooper Seriously Injured in Altercation

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – An area man is facing felony charges for allegedly assaulting and seriously injuring a Pennsylvania State Police trooper.

The following charges were filed against George Thomas Suhoney, 45, of Houtzdale, on September 28:

  • Aggravated Assault – Attempts To Cause or Causes Bodily Injury To Designated Individuals, Felony 2
  • Disarming Law Enforcement Officer – Without Lawful Authorization, Felony 3
  • Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 1
  • Resist Arrest/other Law Enforce, Misdemeanor 2
  • Harassment – Subject Other To Physical, Summary

The charges stem from an incident that occurred in Woodward Township on September 27 around 8:57 p.m.

Clearfield-based State Police was dispatched to 761 Ida Street after a theft was reported by Suhoney.

During the investigation, Suhoney allegedly became “argumentative and aggressive” and assaulted the responding trooper.

Police said a physical altercation ensued which involved Suhoney and his four large dogs.

The trooper sustained serious injuries during the altercation, according to police.

The injured trooper was able to take Suhoney into custody before being transported by Houtzdale/Ramey EMS to Penn Highlands Clearfield for treatment.

Suhoney was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge James Brian Glass on September 28 at 8:30 a.m.

He was lodged in the Clearfield County Jail after failing to post $75,000.00 cash bail.

A preliminary hearing is slated for October 5 with Judge Glass presiding.

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