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April 8, 2013
The Herald-Star

PA man charged with assault, resisting

WELLSBURG - A Towanda, Pa., man has been charged with battery on an officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and destruction of property following an incident at a local restaurant Friday.

According to police reports, the Brooke County Sheriff's Department and Wellsburg and Follansbee police were called to the Station Grille on state Route 2 following a report of a fight there at about 11:10 p.m.

Deputies said Tracy C. Nielson, 46, of Towanda was found there restrained by two men and refusing to leave.

The deputies said Nielson refused to cooperate and as they were attempting to apprehend him, grabbed a sheriff's deputy's throat and kicked a Follansbee officer in the leg.

The reports said a Follansbee officer fired a Taser at Nielson and after he was put in a sheriff's department cruiser, he attempted to kick out the window until he was restrained by a Wellsburg officer.

His case is pending in Brooke County Magistrate Court.

Toronto finance committee to meet

TORONTO - The city school board's finance committee will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the superintendent's office in Karaffa Elementary School.

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