New Castle News


May 28, 2012

Man threatens Housing Authority workers

NEW CASTLE — Police say a South Side man threatened to shoot housing authority employees after he was evicted from Neshannock Village.

New Castle police were called to the housing complex around 2 p.m. Thursday where they arrested Derrick B. Waters Jr., 21, of 318 Phillips St.

Police said a crowd of males had gathered at the complex when Waters allegedly got into an argument with two Lawrence County Housing Authority workers and threatened to shoot them.

Officers said he was yelling, swearing and resisting arrest, when they tried to arrest him.

Housing Authority personnel told police Waters had been removed from the lease of his grandmother’s apartment in Neshannock Village and was placed on the trespasser’s list.

When the employees ordered Waters to leave, they said, he picked up a metal spatula and tried to use it as a weapon against them. They got into a struggle and he threatened to shoot them, police reported.

Police said charges of criminal defiant trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment are pending against Waters.


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