Wrestler charged in drunken outburst on New Year's Day
A 310-pound semi-professional wrestler faces charges for attacking a police officer and putting a woman in a “submission hold” while in a drunken rage on New Year's Day, police said.
Issac W. Lancaster Jr., 23, of 1777 Grange Road, Fallowfield, was arrested Thursday by Southwest Regional Police on charges of aggravated assault against a police officer, aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct for the incident that occurred just after 2 a.m. Jan. 1 in Belle Vernon.
Police were called to 400 Bluff St. in the borough because Lancaster was acting “extremely out of control,” according to court records. He had been drinking earlier, officers were told.
Before officers from Southwest Regional arrived, Lancaster was reportedly attempting to charge at firefighters, police said.
The volunteer firefighters and EMS employees would not approach Lancaster until police arrived.
Southwest officers requested that an officer from Washington Township head to the scene.
But Lancaster lunged at the officer and tried to punch him, according to court papers.
He kicked the officer in the face and chest and after repeatedly resisting arrest, the officer stunned Lancaster with a stun gun twice, police said.
With the help of the firemen, the officer was able to finish handcuffing Lancaster.
Lancaster was placed in an ambulance for medical treatment, but he continued to scream and thrash.
A Southwest Regional officer rode along in the ambulance, and Lancaster spit blood and saliva, police said.
Lancaster had to be stunned two more times to get him under control, police allege.
Staff at Monongahela Valley Hospital had to sedate Lancaster when he arrived, police said.
At the hospital, officers interviewed a woman who said Lancaster had been throwing and breaking items inside the Bluff Street residence after he had been drinking.
She told officers that Lancaster put her into a “submission hold,” and that even after she got away from him, he continued to try fight and wrestle with her.
At one point, she said she lost consciousness for about 10 minutes. She was treated for neck and back pain at the hospital, police said.
Southwest Regional Chief John Hartman said Lancaster told officers he is a semi-pro wrestler who goes by the name “Kid Lightning.”
He is listed with Keystone Championship Wrestling as weighing 310 pounds and standing 6 feet, 2 inches tall.
“He told me normally he does not drink that much,” Hartman said. “He was drinking that night.”
Lancaster was arraigned by Belle Vernon District Judge Jesse Cramer and is free on $10,000 unsecured bond.
Jennifer Reeger is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-6155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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