A domestic disturbance late Sunday on North Sixth Avenue ended with felony charges filed against an Altoona man.
Gabriel R. Hollopeter, 33, of 506 N. Sixth Ave. allegedly grabbed an Altoona officer's gun as he and another officer tried to subdue Hollopeter late Sunday night outside his home, police said.
Altoona police responded to the home at about 9:40 p.m. and before they could walk to the front door, Hollopeter emerged and shouted profanities at police, according to Hollopeter's arrest papers.
Hollopeter allegedly cocked his fist and walked toward an officer after running from his porch and into the street, prompting the officer to grab Hollopeter's arm in an attempt to handcuff him, court documents state.
Hollopeter then pushed the officer and another officer as they tried to subdue him and ultimately started swinging his arms wildly. An officer was struck in the face with an elbow, and police used pepper spray on Hollopeter, but he continued to resist, police claim.
One of the officers reported in court papers that he felt someone tugging on his gun as officers tried to handcuff Hollopeter. The officer immediately grabbed Hollopeter's hand, and Hollopeter was eventually handcuffed after a brief struggle.
A witness inside the home said Hollopeter assaulted a woman by grabbing her by the hair and slamming her head off a wall twice before police arrived, court records state.
Hollopeter posted $25,000 cash bail Monday. He is charged with 13 counts, including aggravated assault of a police officer, disarming a police officer, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, harassment and public drunkenness.
Hollopeter is slated to appear Feb. 23 at Central Court for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey P. Auker.