Two State Constables Charged with Perjury
MONROE COUNTY — Two Pennsylvania state constables are facing charges in the Poconos.
Roger Metzgar of Tobyhanna Township and Manuel Rodriguez of Delaware Water Gap were caught by police allegedly having vehicles with tinted windows and emergency lights.
Under Pennsylvania law, constables are not authorized to have either feature because vehicles owned by constables are not considered government vehicles.
According to the Monroe County District Attorney’s office, Rodriguez claimed he was authorized to have lights because he is a member of a search a rescue team known as Defiance Search and Rescue.
That rescue team was created by Metzgar.
Detectives with the Monroe County District Attorney’s office found that the search and rescue team was not legitimate.
The detectives were able to prove that statements made by Metzgar and Rodriguez during hearings related to those traffic tickets were untrue.
They were both later charged with perjury.
The two men were arraigned and released Wednesday on $25,000 bail.