Penn Twp. police officer injured in attack by 18-year-old
A Penn Township police officer remains off the job after he sustained a knee injury and forehead laceration during an altercation with an 18-year-old.
Township officers responding to a domestic dispute at 3:21 a.m. on June 16 on Observatory Street in Manor were met by Tyler Fetter, who ran out of his family's home and jumped onto Sgt. Brian Hummert, according to an affidavit of probable cause. Fetter allegedly punched and kicked the officer until Patrolman Douglas Lewis used a stun gun to subdue him, police said.
Fetter allegedly continued to scream and yell at officers after he was handcuffed, police said. The dispute began when family members confronted Fetter about alleged drug and alcohol use, police said.
Fetter was shot in the chest by a friend on Jan. 14 when police said the pair were horsing around at a Penn Township home. Colton David Cline, 19, is awaiting court action on assault and endangerment charges in the case.
Fetter faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and harassment for the recent incident. He is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $50,000 bail.
A July 8 preliminary hearing before District Judge Helen Kistler is set.
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