New Castle News

July 18, 2013

Man accused in assault, police struggle

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A South Side man is facing charges for allegedly assaulting and threatening a woman with a knife.

New Castle police arrested Andre D. Robinson, 18, of 1206 1/2 Pollock Ave. in connection with the incident, which they said occurred at his home Sunday afternoon.

Police allege Robinson had gotten into an argument with a woman and disregarded the officers’ orders to stop yelling and calm down.

As they tried to handcuff him, they said, he resisted and pulled away and they tackled him. One of the officers struck Robinson’s right arm with a baton. He regained his footing and was subdued with pepper spray, according to police.

He continued to struggle with the officers and one of them deployed a Taser in his back, then they arrested him, according to police.

Officers said that as they tried to place Robinson in the cruiser, he tried to kick one of them in the chest, and one officer tore his uniform in the struggle.

The woman, who is an acquaintance of Robinson, told police he had broken into her house and threatened her after she called the police. She said he took a kitchen knife from the mailbox and was waving it. She said she has a protection from abuse order against him.

Robinson received medical treatment for the Taser probe removal.

He is charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, resisting arrest, simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment. He was arraigned by District Judge Scott McGrath, who set his bond at $10,000.