Couple charged with fighting troopers

Kennedy allegedly yelled obscenities at neighbor, who called police

A Hollidaysburg couple face charges after state police said they were belligerent and drunk at a neighbor’s house and then fought with responding troopers.

According to charges filed by state police, 31-year-olds Tiffany Zimmerman and Shane Kennedy, both of 470 Linds Crossing Road, were arrested Wednesday about 5:30 p.m. after another property owner on Linds Crossing Road called state police because Kennedy was allegedly on his property and yelling obscenities at him.

State police arrived at the Linds Crossing home to find Kennedy on the porch of the man’s home, and when troopers started talking to Kennedy, Zimmerman arrived, ran up to the troopers and tried to punch one of them in the back.

It was then that Kennedy, who had been cooperating until that point, also became belligerent and rushed at the troopers.

Police said Zimmerman had to be restrained on the ground and continued to struggle with state police until she was eventually handcuffed and taken into custody.

Kennedy was also arrested, and state police noted both smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated.

Kennedy was charged with DUI and defiant trespass, along with numerous summary charges such as disorderly conduct and driving an unregistered vehicle. Zimmerman faces a felony charge of aggravated assault and misdemeanor charges of simple assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller set bail for Kennedy at 10 percent of $20,000, which he posted. Zimmerman was jailed in lieu of her $25,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is slated for Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner.

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