Police: ‘Erratic’ Tyrone man resisted officers

A Tyrone man who police say was shirtless, sweaty and yelling at people who were not there is now behind bars after struggling with several Tyrone officers.

Timothy P. Ewing, 42, of 1204 Cameron Ave., was taken into custody about 10:15 p.m. Sunday when officers found him on the 1000 block of Cameron Avenue after a nearby resident called police to report a man “acting erratically,” according to the charges.

Police said the caller reported that the man, identified by police as Ewing, was “yelling at persons that were not there, flailing his arms and seemingly under the influence of an unknown substance at the time.”

Police noted in the charges that it appeared Ewing was under the influence of some sort of stimulant as he was sweating profusely and once in custody, continued to talk to a person named “Danny” that wasn’t there.

Arriving police recognized the man as Ewing and knew he had a Blair County Sheriff’s Office warrant.

When officers approached Ewing, he ignored several commands to stop and yelled at an officer as he continued to walk away, police contend.

“No, I will not,” Ewing allegedly told police after he was ordered to get on the ground. Ewing did get on the ground after officers pulled their Tasers and threatened to use them on him. But once on the ground, an officer still had to get him under control to handcuff him, police allege.

Ewing allegedly had a plastic bag of syringes, two cut straws with residue on them and a metal compact case holding a rubber band and a small, purple plastic bag with white residue.

Ewing was booked on charges of misdemeanor resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with a summary charge of public drunkenness.

Bail was set Monday morning by Magisterial District Judge Andrew Blattenberger at $15,000 cash. Ewing was lodged in Blair County Prison with a preliminary hearing scheduled for Tuesday in Tyrone District Court.