Police allege Somerset man destroyed property
A Somerset man was jailed Tuesday on state police accusations that he was intoxicated and destroying property in a Lillian Lane home.
Jared Benjamin Knopsnyder, 24, was hiding behind a door with a filet knife when troopers arrived at about 4:17 a.m. After they disarmed Knopsnyder, troopers had to use “substantial force to overcome the resistance” from him, police said in a news release.
Knopsnyder faces charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct before District Judge Kenneth Johnson. He is free on $2,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.
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