Man accused of assaulting trooper
MARTINSBURG — A Roaring Spring man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting a state trooper during a welfare check.
On May 26, police were called to a home on Woodbury Pike after receiving a report that Brian W. Dick, 49, had called an acquaintance at the Blair County Prison and threatened to hang himself.
When police arrived, Dick was still on the phone and told police he wanted to go inside and turn off some electronics and grab paperwork.
Once inside, police said Dick was becoming agitated and was “rummaging” around in an area with knives and scissors in view.
When a trooper attempted to take Dick into custody, he allegedly pulled away from the trooper and lifted his arms in a fighting stance.
When the trooper grabbed Dick and attempted to subdue him, and a second trooper stepped forward to assist, Dick allegedly punched him in the nose causing it to bleed.
Dick was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Daniel C. DeAntonio and placed in the Blair County Prison in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 4 in front of Magisterial District Judge Andrew Blattenberger.
Mirror Staff Writer Rick Boston is at 946-7535.