Police: Man assaulted mother

A Tyrone man is in jail after police said he assaulted his mother during a dispute.

Ronald P. Blazier Jr., 29, was arrested by Tyrone police after an alleged incident Wednesday morning at his home, 1459 Pennsylvania Ave.

According to the charges, Blazier was yelling at his girlfriend in his bedroom just before 11 a.m., and when his mother intervened, he told her it was none of her business. She walked away but returned when she heard the girlfriend scream and saw Blazier pinning the woman to the bed.

Police said Blazier grabbed his mother and “slammed” her to the floor when she pushed him away from the woman. Blazier then followed his mother out of the room after she stood up, and when she tried to leave the home, he allegedly blocked the front door.

When Blazier’s mother tried to use her phone to call police, he took it and shattered it by throwing it against the wall, police noted.

Police said Blazier left, and his mother called police after walking to a friend’s house. Blazier was pulled over by Tyrone police and taken into custody. Inside his pickup truck, officers allegedly found marijuana, a pipe and a grinder.

Blazier is charged with unlawful restraint, simple assault, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana. Bail was set by Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller at 10 percent of $50,000, and Blazier remains in Blair County Prison. His preliminary hearing is slated for Tuesday in Tyrone District Court.