A Westminster man was arrested on assault and other charges after an incident Monday.
Tyler Gene Wadsworth, 24, of the 100 block of West Main Street, was charged with second-degree assault, possession of contraband in a place of confinement, resisting arrest, intoxicated public disturbance, failure to obey a reasonable or lawful request and disorderly conduct, according to electronic court records.
At about 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, officers with the Westminster Police Department were patrolling in the area of West Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue when they were called for a disorderly subject, according to the statement of probable cause.
A man identified as Wadsworth was “being loud and causing a disturbance,” according to the documents. As officers were talking with Wadsworth, he walked away and said he was going inside his residence and closed the door.
When none of the officers said anything to Wadsworth and allowed him to go inside, according to the statement, he then opened his door and began to yell and cause a disturbance. Officers told Wadsworth he needed to go back inside and quiet down, but he reportedly refused and continued to cause a scene, according to the statement.
Officers advised Wadsworth he was under arrest and he turned to run into his building, according to the statement. An officer reached for him, but was hit in the arm as Wadsworth tried to close the door. Wadsworth was again told he was under arrest, according to the statement, and he continued to try to close the door.
Wadsworth then fled upstairs toward his apartment and tried to open the door and continued to struggle as an officer tried to arrest him, according to the statement. Wadsworth continued to struggle as an officer tried to take him to a car and refused to be searched, according to the statement. When searched, officers found less than 10 grams of marijuana on Wadsworth, according to the statement.
While in Central Booking, Wadsworth was also found to have two knives in his front pocket, according to the documents.
Wadsworth was released on a $6,000 unsecured personal bond, according to electronic court records. He has a court date scheduled for 8:45 a.m. Dec. 11.
No number was listed for Wadsworth on the court documents.