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May 20, 2013

Police use Taser in wanted man’s arrest

NEW CASTLE — New Castle police say they used a Taser to arrest an Ellwood City man who was wanted on warrants.

Police on Wednesday took 21-year-old Colby James Marshall of 5213 Ellwood Road into custody when they learned he was at a New Castle pharmacy. They said Marshall had active warrants from city police and state police, as well as two bench warrants from Lawrence County court.

New Castle police had filed 25 charges against Marshal last week after he allegedly led them on a pursuit May 12 from the city into Shenango Township.   

They had stopped Marshall for traffic violations and upon learning that he was wanted on the bench warrants and a state police warrant for theft-related charges, officers tried to remove him and a male passenger from his car.

Marshall reportedly started driving away while two officers had their arms inside his car. He dragged them a couple of feet before they let go of the suspects, according to reports.

The police then followed Marshall but lost sight of his car in Shenango Township because of its speed, according to reports.  

When they arrived to arrest him at the drug store at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, he ran from the pharmacy parking lot, and officers chased him on foot. Marshall ran into a stopped car on Cunningham Avenue, where he allegedly put up a struggle with officers as they tried to handcuff him, and one of the officers deployed his Taser to get him to comply.

Police found him with a straw that had suspected drug residue.

He is charged with flight to avoid apprehension, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with his capture.

He was arraigned by District Judge Melissa A. Amodie, who set his jail bonds at $25,000 for those charges, $25,000 for the incident involving the attempted traffic stop and $5,000 for the state police theft-related charges.

He was placed in the Lawrence County jail.

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