Case Against Brookville Man Accused of Assaulting Police Proceeds to Court

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) — Charges against a Brookville man accused of assaulting Brookville Borough Police Officers were held for court.

According to court documents, the following charges against 31-year-old Lawrence V. Larsen, of Brookville, were transferred to Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas:

– Aggravated Assault, Felony 2
– Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforcement, Misdemeanor 2
– Public Drunkenness And Similar Misconduct, Summary
– Disorderly Conduct Engage In Fighting, Misdemeanor 3
– Driving License Suspended/Revoked Pursuant to Section 3802/1547B1, Summary

Unable to post $25,000.00 bail, Larsen was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail on July 24.

Details of the April 29 incident:

The incident occurred around 1:50 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, when Brookville Police were given information about a man driving another person’s vehicle without consent.

Officer Justin Miller located the vehicle in the parking lot of a bar on Western Avenue. Officer Miller approached  Larsen and spoke with him. As they were conversing, Larsen started to take pills that were prescribed to him. Officer Miller advised him to stop taking them for his own safety, according to police.

Larsen disregarded the advice, and one of the officers attempted to grab the pill bottle from him.  Larsen began to fight the officers, and he was then tasered in order to gain compliance.

Brookville Police Officers were assisted by PSP Punxsutawney; Jefferson County Adult Probation; and Jefferson County EMS.

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