Media Release - Officer Assaulted
On June 2, 2020 at around midnight, a Caernarvon Township Police Officer was flagged down and advised of an intoxicated subject at the Sheetz gas station located in the 3800 block of Main Street, Morgantown. The Officer approached the subject to engage the individual in conversation, the officer offered the subject a ride home and the subject was continuously being uncooperative. The subject refused to comply with the Officers lawful commands and became combative. The officer deployed his Taser, which did not affect the subject, the subject pulled the electric probes from his body. During an altercation with the subject, the Officer was struck in the head rendering him unconscious. A bystander assisted with restraining the subject until additional police units arrived and took him into custody. Two individuals were taken into custody resulting from their actions in the incident. The Officer was transported to Reading Hospital by Elverson Honey Brook EMS and was released this morning. The Officer sustained minor non-life threatening injuries. Caernarvon Township Police Department thanks the bystander and all responding units who assisted with the incident.