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Hempfield man accused of shoving, spitting on troopers

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Saturday, April 27, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

A Hempfield man is accused of shoving and spitting on police troopers as he was being arrested for screaming obscenities after his girlfriend tossed his personal belongings outside.

James Augustin Bleyer, 43, is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, harassment, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. State police were called to a home on Humphrey Road around 10 p.m. on April 23 because Bleyer allegedly was outside yelling obscenities at a neighbor. Bleyer told police he had been drinking and that his girlfriend threw his clothes and belongings outside.

Bleyer shoved a trooper in the chest, pushing the trooper backward, according to court documents.

Two troopers restrained Bleyer on the ground and arrested him, police said. The troopers attempted to put Bleyer in the patrol vehicle, but he pushed one of them into the door. He then spit on the trooper's chest and neck, police said. Bleyer continued shoving the trooper and attempted to get out of the patrol car three times while yelling obscenities and kicking the rear passenger side window, troopers said.

Bleyer posted $2,500 bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 30 before Hempfield District Judge James Falcon.

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