Connellsville controller charged with disorderly conduct
Connellsville's city controller was arrested on Thursday.
State police at Uniontown charged Blaine Michael Brooks, 27, of 514 E. Green St. with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at District Judge Richard Kasunic II's office.
The charges stem from an incident earlier that day when a trooper was called to an incident at Green Ridge Memorial Park in Bullskin Township where Brooks was reportedly being disruptive and preventing a man from moving his truck.
Tpr. D'Andre Bailey said that when he stepped out of his vehicle, Brooks twice told him to leave the scene, that he didn't want the trooper there.
When Brooks was told to move his truck, he reportedly told the trooper to move his police vehicle or he would hit it and also told the trooper to move his car off the grass.
When another trooper arrived on the scene, Brooks reportedly was belligerent to him, using profanities, vulgar gestures and following the trooper wherever he went.
Police then reported that when the trooper was directing Brooks to back up, Brooks continued yelling and walking toward the trooper and was then placed under arrest, which he resisted when both troopers attempted to get his hands behind his back to handcuff.
While being secured for transport, Bailey reported that Brooks said, “can we make a deal, this will ruin my life.”
A preliminary hearing was scheduled before District Judge Ronald Haggerty Jr. at 10 a.m. July 17. Brooks is free on 10 percent of a $5,000 bond.
Brooks was elected as the city's controller in 2013 and was sworn into office in January.
Mark Hofmann is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-626-3539 or email@example.com.
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