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March 4, 2014

Police pull man through window during arrest

NEW CASTLE — Police pulled a South Side man through a window to arrest him during a disturbance.

New Castle officers reported that John Jay Boots, 29, of 507 Galbreath St., received sutures for injuries he had sustained from allegedly fighting with them as they tried to arrest him.

Police were called to the house around 11 p.m. Friday regarding an assault. A woman caller said Boots had pulled her hair, punched her in the face and kicked her in the stomach.

When officers arrived, Boots locked himself in the house with a toddler and refused to open the door, according to police.

He allegedly told officers they would need a search warrant to enter and that he had a “no trespassing” sign on his steps.

Police said he knocked a Plexiglas panel out of the front window and was yelling, and he threatened to stab the woman and the officers if they entered the house.

The woman tried to get into the house through the front window, according to police, but Boots slammed it down, and she broke the glass on the panel.

Police ordered him to open the door and told him he was under arrest, but he went to the window and stuck his hand out and threatened the officers and the woman again.

One officer grabbed Boots and pulled him through the window and he allegedly fought with the police as they removed him and tried to handcuff him.

Police said that during the arrest, Boots injured his left eyebrow and right knee and was taken to Jameson Hospital for treatment.

Boots is charged with simple assault, harassment and resisting arrest and was arraigned before District Judge Melissa A. Amodie, who set his bond at $1,500. He posted bail.

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