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Man Accused of Kicking Police Officer, Resisting Arrest in State College

STATE COLLEGE — A man from Monroe County faces charges after allegedly fighting with police officers in Centre County.

According to police in State College, two men were fighting in the middle of South Garner Street around 2:15 a.m. Friday.

When officers arrived, police said one of the men, John M. Wathen IV, 23, of Stroudsburg, resisted arrest and kicked one of the officers trying to restrain him in the chest.

Wathen was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and simple assault.

He was locked up in Centre County on $100,000 straight cash bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 11.

The other man involved in the fight has not been charged at this time.

5 comments

  • Common Sense

    “Accused” of assault….so, now when a Cop does his job he feels “Assaulted”???
    If the Cop didn’t “just walk away” then he is just as guilty…..Right??? That’s how it works in Pa.
    Did he call them a bad word, because that is “Verbal” Assault.
    My guess is that he beat up the Cops boi-friend and the Village People got mad at him…..After all, it is State College. Home of the Elite.

  • Rjelq

    Sanduskys basement Or bunking At some of the hazing frat houses might be worst punishment then the county jail up there.

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