Bail revocation leads to assault charges

Duncansville man faces felonies for struggle with parole personnel

From Mirror staff reports

A Duncansville man is facing felony assault charges after he allegedly rushed probation officers and his bail bondsman when he learned his bail was revoked.

Jeremy R. Ross, 37, showed up at the Blair County Adult Probation & Parole office at the courthouse in Hollidaysburg on April 4 and was told by his bail bondsman that he was being taken into custody because his bail had been revoked.

Ross allegedly tried to push past the bail bondsman and several other probation officers. According to charges filed by Hollidays­burg Borough police, the bail bondsman was pushed up against a closed door and all four people, including Ross, spilled out into the hallway and onto the floor when the door opened.

The bail bondsman struck the back of his head off the floor, and another officer was left with injuries to his back and abdomen, police said.

Ross allegedly continued to struggle with probation officers and was ultimately taken into custody.

Ross was arrested early March 16 after a traffic stop in Allegheny Township when police allegedly found multiple stamp bags of heroin as well as four small bags of suspected methamphet­amine in his pocket.

He posted 10 percent of the $15,000 bail on March 17 through the bail bondsman and had waived the case to Blair County Court on March 28.

Ross was arraigned Thurs­day on charges that include felony and misdemeanor assault and re­manded to Blair County Pris­on. His preliminary hearing is slated for Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner.


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