EBENSBURG - A Spangler man is in jail for allegedly threatening police who were responding to a domestic dispute call involving him Monday evening.
According to Cambria Township police, George Allen Day Jr., 37, of 1605 Crawford Ave., Northern Cambria, locked himself in an apartment along the 5300 block of Admiral Peary Highway about 7 p.m. after his girlfriend called police to report a threat.
She told police that Day refused to turn over her car keys, and she was afraid he would hit her, as he had hit her before during fights.
Officer Christopher Bopp wrote in a criminal complaint that he could tell the woman had been standing outside a long time "due to snow laying on her clothes."
Bopp said when he and another officer attempted to coax Day out of the apartment, he became verbally abusive and threatened them.
"George wasn't going to open the door peacefully," Bopp wrote, adding that Day told police he "ain't coming" out, and if police tried to enter the house, he would "[mess] them up."
Bopp said police then requested and received fire department assistance to breach the door, after which they took Day into custody.
Bopp said it was evident that Day had been drinking heavily. During Day's transport, he allegedly told police, "It was good that there was three of you there, or I would have [messed] you up."
Day is charged with three felony counts of aggravated assault and three misdemeanor counts each of simple assault, making threats and disorderly conduct. He is also charged with one count of public drunkenness.
He appeared for a video arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Michael Musulin Tuesday.
According to online court documents, Day is still in the Cambria County jail on 10 percent of a $20,000 bond.
A preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Fred Creany is scheduled for Jan. 21.